A wonderfully animated (by Hannah Jacobs!) short on the importance of a certain type of sadness in day to day life. I love the way that a subject that may seem so grim, actually proves to inspire!
Absolutely loved this short by Ricardo Serrano, reflecting on the idea of how each door is a new opportunity to experience something new. With monologue based on the poem, “The Door” by Miroslav Holub, the short combines so many elements I love into an inspiring little piece!
| “Go and open the door, if there’s a fog, it will clear.”
Every so often I come across a video that speaks volumes in the span of a couple minutes, and today I found that one. I absolutely loved this and can’t help but think of how much it resonates with myself and so many people my age that are trying to figure out this adult thing out. Massive thanks to the guys from Gnarly Bay for putting together this gem.
| “And we become adults, long before we ever feel like one.”
Travel has recently been one of the biggest requirements of my life, and this video hits the nail on the head. After saving up for a couple years, Walter Chang quit his job and traveled the world for three years and made it to 60 countries. In his written reflection he says,
“After college I took two completely different routes. One, working at a job I was unhappy with that hurt my confidence in pursuing a meaningful career of my choice. The other, venturing across the world, which restored that confidence. In the end, both were unsustainable. Now that I’m out of travel mode I’m not sure of the next step. But with these experiences under my belt I think I’m better prepared to handle what lies ahead.”
It’s funny because the first real international trip I ever took set the stage for the person I am today. It instilled a sense of adventure, confidence, exploration, and wonder that I still carry. Loved this piece!
While not exactly inspiring or moving, I thought this short was a nice little change for this here site! Every so often I come across a story that’s just – whats the word?- pleasant and informative, and makes me consider the art of telling a story. In this case, to think I’ve ridden the subways so much and have never once thought about whose voice might have been used for announcements. What a way to put a face to a voice!
While the epidemic of Ebola may have passed from our minds in the first-world, the reality of the disease still lives on in many countries such as Sierra Leone. With many losing loved ones left and right, it’s sometimes impossible to see how anybody can rise above the situation – Erison is an exception.
“Things are difficult for us, but still we are not dead yet. So I think so long I have a life, I must have a hope.”