Tuesday, April 15, 2014

weapon of choice

This is one of the happiest things I know:

I've written it before elsewhere, but it's worth repeating: this is perhaps the most important music video of the century.


Because it calls into question the inevitability of growing irrelevant with age.  It's an expression of a harmony that is possible, but by no means assured, between the grace that comes with age and youthful exuberance and innovation.  Note that the onus falls on the elders to remain relevant.  The old can come and meet the young, with effort.  But when the old demand that the young meet them on their terms generations divide.

I'm also in love with the triumphant Christian motif at the end.  First of all, happy sailboats on peaceful summer waters as a representations of Calvary's hill is brilliant in and of itself.  But as a backdrop to the dignified elation of an older, weathered man--the end of a life worth living--upon finding his salvation (in communion with humanity across generations) it is just genius.

One hundred percent love.

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