Saturday, 29 October 2011

Numa Numa

I fell in love with this the first time I saw it a few years ago. For some reason I recently started thinking about this clip and have enjoyed it probably a few too many times on youtube today. There's just something about the (then 18 year old) Numa Numa guy that brings a smile to my face. How did he even find that Romanian pop song in the first place? He wasn't trying to sell anything, or accomplish anything productive. He was just young, interested, funny, joyful....things I miss being as I trudge through this pregnancy. I remember driving in Aberdeen (Scotland) one day and I was either pregnant or had just recently given birth and I was tired. I drove through a round about that had a tall statue in the middle of it. There was an orange traffic pylon on top of the statue's head. My first thought was WHO? Who in the world has enough energy in their lives to take the time to somehow climb a statue and put a pylon on it's head. Who has the energy to even think of the idea in the first place? And then I thought - a young person. A young person with so much excess energy, interest and humour that they turn to giving statues funny hats and dancing to obscure Romanian pop songs. I love young people for that. I love my own little young sons for a family dance party this evening that Jordan and I never would have had on our own. We danced to ABBA, and Queen and Chantilly Lace and it was nice to be apart of something young, interested, funny and joyful.

Monday, 24 October 2011

"C'mon people now, smile on your brother..."

noted astronomer and director of the Hayden Planetarium Neil DeGrasse Tyson is quoted:

“We are all connected:
To each other, biologically;
To the Earth, chemically;
To the rest of the Universe, atomically.”