February: A Video


We may be nearly halfway through the month of March, but before my life became as hectic and scattered as it is right now, I started putting together some miscellaneous video footage I captured throughout daily life in February. While photographs are my preferred means of capturing the moments that unfold before me, I think that videography can create a sort of intimacy that photography doesn't always provide. I like to think of it as a bit of a wider window into the perspective of others.

February was a rough month for me in more ways than one. A lot of things went south really quickly and it took any sense of familiarity that I was starting to gain here and threw it into a tailspin. This, however, is the reality of being alive; when it rains, it pours. But there were so many small and lovely moments worth paying attention to, despite the surrounding chaos. And despite the stress and anxiety and heartache and sadness that has characterized my last few weeks, I've resolved to use my temporary adversity as a catalyst for growth and positive change.

The last couple of weeks have gotten me thinking about the magic that is human connection. Sometimes, people come into our lives and shake things up and make us see ourselves and the world in a whole new light. And sometimes, these people inspire us to be brave enough to let them in and allow them to see the parts of us that we keep hidden from the world. The unfortunate reality of connecting with people is that for the most part, the people in our lives are temporary. They come and go, and a best friend can become a stranger overnight.

But we must not become discouraged when the people close to us drift away. One of the most wonderful things about being a human in this world is that our hearts have an endless capacity for love. When we lose people, we mourn, we weep, and in time, we heal. We heal when we choose not to build walls around our hearts and instead, continue to let people in. We heal when we choose to see the beauty rather than succumb to the sadness. Don't get me wrong, it's perfectly fine to express feelings of sadness when you experience it. In fact, doing so can help us move forward. But in those moments, remember the good. Remember the magic. Choose the light.

I hope you all enjoy this little video I made. This was a fun challenge and I hope to do more of this in the coming months.

The video features the song Even The Darkness Has Arms by The Barr Brothers.