Today was the second day of my new concept that I call hippie weekend. It started off by itself yesterday as me and my housemate cleaned the entire apartment when I got back from work. We removed some furniture and things that were in the way, played beautiful music and spent time talking while she lit a piece of palo santo, which is a type of wood from South America that filled our apartment with a beautiful and very soothing scent just perfectly in time for going to sleep. Right there I decided that I wouldn’t go to Malmö for the weekend as planned, I needed some rest, taking it easy and just being. No studies, no errands, no nada. So today after work, instead of packing, stressing and crossing a bridge, I watched a movie.
My housemate is awesome in many ways, and this recommendation is a simple way of proving that. She showed me her DVD of Gregory Colbert’s Ashes and Snow yesterday, telling me that I would love it. With my already well established obsession for scenery, nature and photography, this film really did hit me hard. It’s an amazing piece of art showing people and animals in perfect harmony and watching it in my voluntary solitude was pure bliss.
“When I started Ashes and Snow in 1992, I set out to explore the relationship between man and animals from the inside out. In discovering the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards restoring the common ground that once existed when people lived in harmony with animals.”
The video above shows Colbert’s world famous exhibition, some parts from a film about orangutans and a lot of short clips from Ashes and Snow. The movie is just as simple as it looks, amazing angles, brilliant details, and music. Just that, and sometimes the voice of Colbert talking about elephants and dreams that I chose not to put too much attention to. I was absorbing the visuals and the music, simple and incredibly powerful, all in sepia.
Tomorrow I will do my best to continue filling these days with beautiful things. Let’s see what hippie weekend has in store. haha