Thursday, December 1, 2011

Louie Schwartzberg @ TED: Gratitude, Beauty, Life

A triple treat: Louie Schwartzberg's time-lapse nature photography accompanied by three narrators: Schwartzberg himself, an anonymous young girl and an elderly Benedictine monk, Brother David Steindl.

I hope you will take just under ten minutes to view it. It may enhance your day, as it did mine.

There is no irony whatsoever in this talk, no criticism, no complaint, no disappointment. Sometimes that is all I wish, in order to summon strength. We can all use "seeing beautifuller things".



17 comments:

Leigh said...

Incredible. Thank you so much for sharing this. I would like to watch it every morning. I am going to share it on my facebook if I can figure out how to do it. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Valerie said...

Oh my god....thank you.

Susan said...

Wonderful images and certainly makes one appreciate each wonderful day. Thank you for sharing this.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Wow!
This will stay with me...I am going to pass this onto my friends. Thank you Duchesse.

Chicatanyage said...

Magic beautiful and very moving. I was contemplating signing up for my next course in photography today. Now I definitely will so that I can explore more. Thank you

Gretchen said...

Oh, Duchesse, that was precisely the gift I needed, at just the right moment, to put everything in perspective. Thank you,truly, for sharing it.

Mary said...

Oh, thanks you for posting this video! I had just a bit of eye surgery earlier this week and I've been feeling so grateful for my eyes. What an uplifting few moments I've just experienced by watching this clip you took the time to share. You have a gift of knowing and sensing the right words and thoughts to share at a time when your readers most need them.

Duchesse said...

All: Many of today's comments were left by those I've not heard from before. Thank you so much for sending your words, I'm so happy to hear from you.

laurieann said...

Truly beautiful. His talk beforehand is lovely as well.

Anonymous said...

To think I might have missed this!

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

C.

Mardel said...

Thank you.

I can go to sleep now because my mind is suddenly at rest.

Again, thank you.

Rubiatonta said...

Thank you, Duchesse.

lagatta à montréal said...

That was lovely. I recognised the Austrian, probably Viennese, accent and name, and see that Brother David Steindl is a very interesting fellow:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Steindl-Rast

I had hair like Louie Schwartzberg back when - that made me laugh!

I'm sitting in the Outremont Library looking out upon the sculpture, gravel and bushes small, all-seasons garden, and it is unusually "good weather", with lovely light for this time of year.

Duchesse said...

laurieann: Yes, I would like to hear more about this project and see more of his work.

C.: You're welcome; find it has stayed with me. Walking around looking at skies a lot.

Mardel: Yes, I sometimes lose sight of the power of nature and its calming effect.

Rubi: So happy you liked it.

lagatta: I also would love to know what that little girl becomes as she grows up. Yes, the light is wonderful today!

LPC said...

"Beauty and seduction is part of nature, because we protect what we fall in love with."

A lot of meaning to me. A lot. Thank you.

Duchesse said...

LPC: Thought you would like this as you yourself have taken such beautiful nature photos.

Kathleen said...

Thank you so much.