Every once in a while something comes my way which causes me to completely stop in my tracks and pay attention. I stumbled upon this clip rather randomly and have been almost obsessed with it ever since. I haven't been able to find the words to articulate why this has caused such an emotional reaction in me. Very few things render me mute. This has. That means it is profoundly moving to me.
As I watched it the first time I was unprepared for how it would take my breath away and suck me in. My eyes grew wide as it played on and everything around me faded to black; the video was all I saw and heard. My eyes soon swelled with tears as I watched in almost tunnel vision, my jaw dropped. I have no idea why I connected so profoundly to the song and the hauntingly sad video - but I couldn't look away. I was utterly drawn to the eskimo - searching, exhausted, scared, alone...
I replayed it several times, each time finding deeper meaning and metaphor, unending tears streaming down my face by the time I forced myself to shut it off.
I walked around in a bit of a daze afterward, trying to process the reasons why it had struck me so intimately and so intensely. There are many things about it that hit exactly where I live.
Sometimes I don't always understand - I just know I feel.......
"you might not be the chosen one
still you wait for your time to come
but your faith has taken a tumble
and your pride is shaken and humble
now you must know that nothing's set in stone
you must know that you're not alone...
you try not to ever hate
but can't help but overcompensate
as a smile says everything's rosy
maybe 10 percent then it's mostly, yeah
you must know nothings set in stone
you must know that you're not alone
you dream of another world
where the guy always gets the girl
but your life is not like the movies
you can turn your way to hero, should we
some time for the underdog
we should take time for the underdog
the calm ones will get it done
and it's the brave that will overcome
should you listen to your voices
when they lie and give you no more choices
frame what you're gonna do
in this phase that you're going through..."