Monday, May 19, 2008

Children, let's fly!

My writing music today is Sigur Ros. And I wanted to tell/remind you of this video they made.

It transfixes me.

It is about an ever growing group of children travelling through barren, deserted lands. They're clad in dirty dresses and little drummer boy uniforms and rough animal furs, and they hurry, hurry, hurry.

I think it's a longing for the sea that drives them, but I can never decide if they join out of desperation or exhilaration.

Secret kisses, fox skins, giant boulders, lava vapours!

In a golden, windswept landscape they race, no charge wildly, up a steep hill. And as they reach the top, you realise that beyond the cliff edge there is nothing except a long, deadly drop and the sea.

But they just storm on, over the edge..

And they fly! Dreamily, loftily, bravely over the waves. It takes my breath away.

Everyone, let's be dreamy, lofty, brave. It's a good day for it!


camilla said...

can we expect a similar mood in your story, tone?
it's a beautiful video.
I just love the way the pictures and the music combined make me feel.
anxious, yet relieved.

tone almhjell said...

I can wish for it, but I'm not sure.

I think the mood must be a little less dreamlike to tell a long, coherent story.

But children with grim determination and magic in their feet and fate in their hands there will be.

Kristian McMoldskred said...

Sigur Rós is just magic. I intend to take off into the air and slowly disappear when they play song #8 from the () album at Øya in Oslo later this year.