United by family brought together for a 15th wedding anniversary, we were lucky to tag along through the kind of scenery usually narrated by Jeremy Irons. Landing in Hoedspruit, South Africa, we traveled an hour by Jeep to find ourselves in Kruger National Park where we got a glimpse of what the world used to be, perhaps ought to be, mostly devoid of the madness of men. Mostly I say because, of course, man’s interference is everywhere you do not see another elephant, another lion, another leopard because they were taken not by their assigned foes but us, the ultimate predators. And so, as we glided through the bush, as inconspicuously as a diesel engine will allow, I found myself wishing we could find the strength NOT to aspire to exercise dominion but, rather, co-existence. An unreasonable wish to grant? For sure, for the entitlement we humans feel for this planet is ever-growing. But how about at least Respect, yes with a capital R, respect of our rental property here on earth, is that too much to ask?… Proper respect, that is my wish.
And that is all, now enjoy the film! Full screen and headphones on will guarantee the if-I-were-there experience the kids love so much! Or check it out directly on Vimeo for a larger player.
(in order of appearance)
Diggs Duke – Lion’s Feast
King Britt Presents Oba Funke – Bush Workout
Gizmo – Elegua
Philip Glass – Anima Mundi – The Beginning
Jacob Collier – Close to You
Anugama & Sebastiano – African Journey
Oya – River
Derrick Hodge – Doxology
Toto – Africa (Of course!)
And if that’s not enough, enjoy the photo album on the Flickr. See you out there!
Let the other driver honk.
— The Considered Life (@consideredlife) January 26, 2015
Just spitballing here but someone should definitely set a tv show inside a hospital, these places are rife with stories!
— stefan boublil (@stefanboublil) January 26, 2015