Dear @annroberts~ I’ve uploaded the video, though I would still like to review it for the sake of recollection and discerning deeper meaning, and could hopefully share some notes if I do.
However, the salient memory hovering in my mind from our talk is the image of you swimming in the waters off Scotland. At first it reminded me of @johnnydavis54’s cold showers (I am sure the pure effect of the water is similarly exhilarating) but as the image has grown with my weekend brooding, it has transformed into a poetic scene.
I am reminded of Friedrich Nietzsche, who philosophized: Live dangerously! And I can imagine you, child of the Earth, ‘living dangerously’ as a body moving through dark waters. The image is alive with blues and greys; there is mist but a clarity of breath and muscular motion. The vision is widescreen, cinematic, with bright lucidity, even as perception shifts and sloshes amidst undercurrents and surface waves.
As it happens, over the weekend, my girls got to watch a beautiful movie about the sea, and finding one’s voice, which I think may also relate to the above image. The movie is called Song of the Sea:
Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, Song of the Sea tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch, Macha, and a host of ancient and mythical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever.