Wednesday, September 09, 2009

All doom and gloom?

I recently managed to watch the new dvd HOME.
It was stunning from a production and informative point of view.
The messages contained within were clear, direct and wrapped around some of the most amazing videography.

Strangely enough this also coincides with what I am currently listening to - which is Bill Bryson's: A short history of nearly everything
Both are highly informative and well worth the investment.

Its strange maybe I'm getting old (I keep saying that!? Am I trying to convince myself?) but I am taking a closer look at the world around me and thinking about the how's and why's.
These both go some way to filling in some of those blanks.

At first the dvd entices you with great shots of the magnificent earth in all its slender, informing you of how it came to be the equilibrium of life and the balance of nature, then enters man! And boy do we know how to screw things up. Luckily we also know how to makes things better.
One of Mans best assets I believe is overcoming adversity, so I have faith we CAN correct this mess we have made and make a better future for ourselves and future generations to come.


matt said...

A Short History of Nearly Everything is superb. Hugely recommended.

Em said...

The planet is a truly amazing place, filled with spectacular people and things. We need to stop f*cking it up.
I love the Bill Bryson book but as I said to you, at least with the paper version, if there's a chapter you're really not into, you can skip.

And stop trying to convince yourself you're old. You know I know your age! And the older I get, the more I agree that you're as old as you CHOOSE to feel. Get over it. :-)

liam o'brien said...

yeah I love stuff like this.Have you seen the blue planet box set? Its awesome!
but yeah we are messing this planet up, and I hope we can stop alot of it happening because we are destroying alot of life who deserve to be here as much as we do.

Lou said...

It's your lucky day!

Call by The Quiet Life and pick up an well deserved award.

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