Lonely, an Elemental Emotion … 1st in a Series

stormy weatherLoneliness …

Elemental as in nature’s forces.

The following video, to my estimation, presents loneliness in all of it’s stark rawness, vulnerability and most of all the need that is present in each of us.

Using the weather and the wilderness (Oregon) as a backdrop, the singer, Harvey Presnell sings the poignant words to the song (They call the wind Maria) with precisely the beauty and strength but piercing and edgy quality to present to you, the viewer, a clear picture of what loneliness can feel like to each of us.

Are we elemental?

When the sun is shining most of us feel a little bit happier, Same with blue skies.

Rainy and stormy days are reflective of other emotions or are we reflecting mother nature?

Enjoy this video and decide for yourself!

Life in its pure form always has some essence of various elements to it. This includes all of nature and our very human emotions.

This is the first in a series of posts I will be doing on “The Nature of our Emotions” where I explore and compare the various human emotions with the natural elements within our planet. I hope this series will be interesting and entertaining!

Thank you for stopping by to visit, have a great day and don’t be lonely … at least not today!

~ Penny


29 thoughts on “Lonely, an Elemental Emotion … 1st in a Series

  1. I love all of Mother Nature’s moods but must agree that the sun on my face is the most comforting of all. I look forward to the rest of this series. πŸ™‚

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  3. Yes – weather and emotions ~ so similar.. Maybe it’s another way nature teaches us to flow…
    Great video to demonstrate this ~ dearest Penny ~ thank you — and sleep well tonight:)

  4. Beautiful choice of music to start your series, Penny. I lived and traveled all over Oregon for several years, and loved it. However, I know I suffered from SAD. Even here in sunny California, the winters affect both my husband and me when the sun doesn’t shine for days. πŸ™‚

  5. Oh – I love how you do these in a series. I have a short attention span & would probably have to pass on them if they were combined into one loooooong post.
    xx πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ xx

  6. Mother Nature knows how to play on our emotions or are our emotions reflective of Mother Nature? I guess we could say it is a two-way mirror…each looks back upon the other but only one sees the whole picture.

  7. SAD… Seasonal Affective Disorder is a big deal here in the Pacific Northwest. A lot of folks here get depressed this time of year when it’s cold and grey. Doctors here will even prescribe “Light Therapy” boxes that will deliver 10,000–25,000 lux illumination, equal to full sunlight without the UV rays. Treatment lasts approximately .30 minutes a day, more if needed . There is most definitely a link between the elements and human emotions.

    • I am very familiar with SAD Roxi, and I agree. Thankful the dreary weather doesn’t affect me in that way, I love all of natures facets (okay I like the sun more than others lol). πŸ™‚

  8. I think when it comes to the rain, we can be at our loneliest. Especially if we are stuck inside and a loved one is elsewhere. Say Andy and Flo were together when it rained, they would be fine, but if Flo was in Peru and Andy was in Blackpool, UK and it was raining in the UK then Andy would feel so much more lonely. Well, in my rambling opinion anyway.

    I’m going to have to be sad and try and find Paint Your Wagon again. I love this song. Sometimes I think I could use a Maria.

    My favourite from that film is Lee Marvin’s Wand’rin Star

    I also agree with AnElephant. I look forward to seeing how you link the elements. I enjoy these serieseseses that you do. It gives us something to look forward to.

  9. Hi Penny – Mr Presnell surely knows how to use his voice in this scene! Thanks for sharing. (Don’t think I know the movie nor the musical.) πŸ™‚

    I sometimes wonder if nature in her grateness is reflecting our emotions back to us through the weather or if our emotions are a mirror of it.
    (This could have become a sentence with a lot of weather/ whether, btw…) πŸ˜‰

  10. AnElephantCant deny that your video
    Shows that the weather does look pretty dire
    But he saw the movie
    And that seems to prove we
    Don’t know how to solve a problem like Maria

    As an outsider, AnElephant looks forward to seeing how you link elements and human emotions.

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