I am going to break up these five pieces of deep thought with this YouTube video of the full version of the Snowman. It ties in perfectly…and loops back to recent posts. It is so odd…that I came by this film via my nine-year old’s Christmas choir performance…I was expecting to hear the same old shit…Jingle Bells…Frosty the Snowman…Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer…and of course I did hear some of the same old shit…but….then….from some where magical…came this song….Walking in the Air…and it hit a deep chord…and so I looked into it…and thus the multiple posts on this music and film animation. My brother texted me and notified me that the full version of the film was now available on YouTube. So here it is down below…it takes some 28 minutes to view…but it is worth it. I love the contrast between what the beautiful spirited boy shows the Snowman….the Snowman as I interpret being the embodiment of Nature…and what the Snowman shows the boy…this is…in its simplest form…the point and conundrum I am facing and addressing with this critical reasoning project. And….the music piece…Walking in the Air…is the highest form of expressing my sentiments.
Now I know where Frosty the Snowman came from…I would prefer our children to see this film and listen to this music…the lyrics, the music, this boys voice…come from somewhere magical. Every now and again, man creates something that is worthy of ringing through eternity.
Lyrics…”Walking in the Air”
We’re walking in the air We’re floating in the moonlit sky The people far below are sleeping as we fly
I’m holding very tight I’m riding in the midnight blue I’m finding I can fly so high above with you
Far across the world The villages go by like dreams The rivers and the hills The forests and the streams
Children gaze open-mouthed Taken by surprise Nobody down below believes their eyes
We’re surfing in the air We’re swimming in the frozen sky We’re drifting over icy Mountains floating by
Suddenly swooping low on an ocean deep Rousing up a mighty monster from his sleep
We’re walking in the air We’re dancing in the midnight sky And everyone who sees us greets us as we fly
My son sang this song with his classmates (ages 5-9) at his recent elementary school holiday performance. I asked him to do a solo for me and you. This post summarizes recent posts and so much more. May we all learn to fly.