Like no other...
package from sweet Lizzie, canon digital rebel xt
I received a package from Liz Elayne today that has had a huge impact on both my husband and me. We've been listening to her CD all day long, researching a few artist's on there that we have not yet heard. We are music geeks, so this occupied our time for quite a while. If you didn't already know this about her, Liz has incredible taste in music.
What impacted us the most though, was her idea behind all of the colorful bouncy superballs you see in the jar up above.
You see...it all began when Andrea posted a link to a commercial a while back on her blog because not only was it the coolest marketing ad in the Universe, it was also filmed in/near her neighborhood in San Francisco. Bravia, a television brand name of Sony, had an idea to release about two hundred thousand colorful superballs down a few streets in San Francisco and film them bouncing from a variety of angles. The whole point behind the ad is to have a visual celebration of color being that their slogan is..."Color...like no other." The superballs are bouncing down the steep streets in slow motion to the languid song "Heartbeats" by Jose Gonzalez.
As Liz was pondering this beautiful blogging community and how so many of us have connected so deeply through this medium, that we no longer feel alone and that together, we can make a huge healing impact on our world...her mind drifted back to the superball commercial.
How brilliant of her to see this commercial as an analogy to the meaning of our tribe, our bloggie sisterhood:
"I remember thinking about all the force those tiny superballs had to impact the world around them & how strong they were together. I realized this is what we are doing. We are each in our corner of the world as we laugh, grieve, grow, weep, sit in the quiet, find our roar...we are each having an impact on our own in ways we don't even realize. But together...imagine the force of energy we have." ~ Liz Elayne
So today I am basking in the idea of our colorful little spirits bouncing through the world together, not alone but together, helping to inspire hearts to open, wounds to heal, creativity to flourish and love. Sweet, sweet love.
The Bloggie Sisterhood...Like no other!
edited to add: Yes...that is my kitty Amber in the picture above. She seems to think those superballs are kitty toys just for her. *smile*
I also enjoyed watching the making of the commercial here. It gives you a broader sense of the meaning behind those colorful bouncing superballs!
And last but not least...here is Jose playing his song "Heartbeats" live.
the froggie bit was my favorite!