Now that we have jogged past Halloween and find ourselves in the downhill sprint toward Thanksgiving and Christmas, we can practice staying present and enjoy the simple things that matter most to us.
It seems like a lot of people are paring down, exchanging more small, meaningful, and handmade gifts. We can also take the opportunity to think of others, volunteer, donate extra food, and retreat into our winter caves to rest and practice whatever spiritual or personally restorative winter practices soothe us.
This end-result of this video is simple and lovely. When we watch something as graceful as a ballet, or we read a perfectly crafted novel or haiku, it is easy to get lost in the beauty of it and not even realize the sheer work and power that creates the “effortless” appearance. Many loving, hard-working hands and hearts were used to make this story happen and it’s great a revival of, and testament to, the continued appeal of 2-D animation.[You can decide whether you’d rather watch the “making of” before or after the actual animated short film. The story is first here.]
What does this little story mean to you? What is the most important thing to you around this time of year?
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