An Inspirational “Fix”

Musical Inspiration

Vangelis is a brilliant Greek musical composer.His music is always inspiring. It is his own. With his music he speaks from the soul, adapting his individual style from an emotional/musical palette of sounds.

When Vangelis was asked to write an original music score for the movie Chariots of Fire, he watched the movied repeatedly; his inspiration came from both within and without (His own creativity, the captivating movie and each athlete’s personal and moving story). This youtube video shows him watching the movie while he composes on the piano, an inspiring piece to watch!

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“Chariots of Fire” the movie from 1981, won 4 Oscars, including the beautiful musical score by Vangelis.

Athletic Inspiration

The movie tells the inspiring story of two British runners, Eric Liddel (The flying Dutchman) and Harold Abrahams, one Scottish and the other Jewish that bring glory to their country in the 1924 Olympics (an interesting note is that they feel the need to excel – viewing themselves as “outsiders”).

Filming Inspiration

The Movie by David Puttnam, producer, was cleverly directed by Hugh Hudson (He was inspired to pace the narrative and use slow-motion and freeze-frame cinematography during race sequences, sharpening the intensity of the moment and conveying the determination of the runners. (for those of you who would like to see some of this inspiring cinematography click on the link below. If you’ve the time, it’s amazing!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6GiDC2bx40

The title for the movie was inspired from a poem by the illuminary William Blake who was writing about winning against the odds. The poem – And Did Those Feet,

…Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire…

William Blake (1757-1827)

Poetic/Writing Inspiration

William Blake, poet and artist is well received today for his expressive words and original creativity. He was inspired (in the 18th century) by the ideals and ambitions of the French and American revolutions. He also wrote from the heart.

Now if you’ve been paying attention, here is the Inspiration count:

  1. Athletes (runners) inspired to excel within themselves.
  2. Movie Producer inspired by the athletes’ story.
  3. Words from a poem by William Blake (Who was inspired by other’s overcoming and winning) chosen as the title of the Movie.
  4. Director inspired by the story to create special effects to enhance the runner’s determination to win.
  5. Musician inspired by the story and the movie to write the original music score. Plus countless others inspired by those you just read about.

Need I say more…Inspiration – Inspires, my friends, always! What inspires you … and who do you inspire?

Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend ~ wherever you may be!

~ Penny!

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Will Our Lives Be Lost In Time ~ like tears in the rain?

“Life … A Masterpiece from the Palette of the Universe”

Life …

…We are the recipients!

And…we need reminded of this!

I saw a movie once, a favorite – “Blade Runner”, (a Science fiction thriller, dark and forboding) – the future. There is a scene at the end of the movie where one of the characters says words that are so piercingly moving and true that I’ve never forgotten them.

“Life lost  in time – is like tears in the rain”

The video below “reminds” us of life – it’s beauty and it’s value. You can hear the words (from the movie’s scene) in the background. Please, please watch (just a few minutes) listen to the words, see the beauty and

… be reminded!

Music from Vangelis – “Tears in the Rain” and spoken words both from the movie “Blade Runner”. This gorgeous video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pql82_hMBxY was created by Antoss1, he was inspired after watching the same scene of which I spoke.

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WE are life’s recipients …

WE hold the future in our hands …

WE need to remind and be reminded … Again and again until we (all of us) understand!

All the tomorrow’s that will ever be are being created even as I write this.

We are the ones deciding what life will be in our futures. Our choices … the choices … have never been more important than they are today.

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Consider this as you go about your day’s routine today. What is really important to you in life? What really matters? These are things to ponder and weigh in your heart of hearts.

We hold the future in our hands…”We hold the future in our hands“!

We, The Recipients of Life

We hold the future “their futures” … in our hands!

 

Thank you for stopping by, may your day be blessed with happiness and positive thoughts for the future my friends,

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