30 December 2010

The Light of Life

I would be a liar if I said that I completely understood what is going on in this wonderful, mesmerising animation, so suffice it to say that it struck me as something appropriate for this time of year.

As 2010 comes to its inevitable point of termination the thoughts of many turn to what might happen in 2011.  A new year is often a time when people decide to start things again, stop things again and generally contemplate what they can do to alter their existence during the next 365 days.

This lovely short directed by Daihei Shibata is contemplative and relaxing. Plus it has the added bonus of having a Debussy soundtrack - in this case Clair de Lune which you will no doubt recognise.  It is just a super piece of animation - make of it what you will and take from it what you will.