I thought I'd make my post a video blog today, just to do something different and fun this winter.
I did enjoy it but I must confess I prefer the written word. I'm old school, I guess! It was nice to hear your voice and watch the horses. There are merits for both ways and I think the occasion will determine the best format.
Writing is much easier than trying to coordinate photos and audio, but for some reason I wanted to speak that post. I think the culmination of so many very important things, the symbolic losing of a home, my horses, my dad—it felt as if it required something more personal.
Love this format! I love the written word too, but sometimes I just want to watch a video and hear the words, not read them. And, as Linda said, it is nice to hear your voice. Sorry for the loss of your father, and that home. I hope you have a great Christmas!
Thank you, Merry Christmas to you, too. It has been a while since my dad passed, 2022, but before he died he told us that if he could send us a sign, it would be through a robin. He loved gardening and had a special affinity for the robins. The home was our daughters. But that is behind her now, a big weight off her shoulders, and she’s getting more and more excited about the future.
I am not into watching video's (my tv loving hubby frequently watches them) but I loved hearing your voice and thoughts!! It was as if you were reading us a story. Very well done! Thanks for sharing. It takes time to sort though and put video's together.I personally prefer traditional photos and written words. Where my mind can linger and soak. There is a similar yet different process that a video producer goes through to share what is on their mind. I absolutely think both have their place with sharing messages. Video's do things that photos/writing cannot. I would enjoying seeing/hearing a mix. Variety is always nice!
I don't know if I'll have the time to put together very many videos. That song playing in the video, Sand Time, played randomly on the day I lost Cowboy. I asked Alexa what it was, and she gave me the name. A simple piano song that captured what I was feeling. That is why I felt the need to combine everything as a video--so many culminating emotions and events--words are sometimes not enough. Words, song, and photos, came a little closer.
Also, I used that song to make a video of Cowboy's memories, which I only shared on Facebook when I announced his passing. Several of my family and friends have very close connections with Cowboy, so when I announced it a week later, I wanted it to encapsulate not only me and Cowboy, but the whole community he touched.
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