Friday, 19 March 2010

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

I love this. It gives me hope. We have to believe this message and make it come true.

(Edited to add - I completely forgot to say who'd sent me the link: Christine Carmichael, who is the regular blog-reader and commenter "mindmap1". SO sorry, Christine - am now off to rectify this further by giving you a another plug in an upcoming post!)

By the way - you have to listen right to the end, otherwise you will entirely miss the point.




I do think the future is in our hands. Each one of us makes a difference with our small actions. It's too easy to give up and be gloomy, but inertia eventually becomes death.

So, have hope and don't let it go.

17 comments:

L-Plate Author said...

Thanks for that, very interesting. I felt goosebumps when she got to the middle and...well, can't spoil the surprise for anyone else (although I suppose if they are commenting, they have watched the clip...)

Very poignant for me at the moment as my book is out with publishers, and also how the market is at the moment. Mel x

Catherine Hughes said...

Morning Nicola!

That cheered me up a bit - very clever. Have had a very nice rejection this morning and am now a bit doleful, so will concentrate on trying to reverse that..

Onwards and upwards, you know!

Cat x

womagwriter said...

That's very clever. And a great message.

Penny Dolan said...

Thanks, Nicola, for a cheering start to today's writing day - now I've got over the "oh no!" gulp growing in my throat on the way down.

A good message!

HelenMHunt said...

That's brilliant. So clever.

Linda Strachan said...

Love it! There are two sides to everything, it's all in how you read it.

Jemi Fraser said...

I love this clip - it always gives me a chill :)

Clare said...

What a great message and a fascinating way to present it - glad you warned about listening to the end!

The Wicked Lady said...

This is a very clever take on another video, done by a student, on the topic of the current generation. Does anyone know the title or have a link for the original? I've been trying to find it again for some time...

Glynis said...

I think it is so clever. It was originally a TV ad by Ricardo Lopez, I think. Penguin took it on.

Lauri said...

That's great- thanks for that.

Spider Griffin said...

I think the video's clever too! As well as thoughtful. Thanks for sharing.

> "So have hope and don't let it go."

This is appreciated by us all Nicola, I know, thank you.

Personally, my writing career ambition is still a yo-yo at the moment: "It's going to happen! It'll never happen. It's going to happen! It'll never happen..." etc.

I've recently "stopped the yo-yo" simply by saying to myself, with a positive attitude: "It COULD happen".

:-)

steeleweed said...

Whatever happens, writers won't go away. Poets haven't gone away, but 99% of all poetry is read by other poets. Perhaps if everyone becomes a writer (which sometimes seems to be the case), well all be a mutual admiration society.

And what's with "inertia eventually becomes death."?
EVERYTHING eventually becomes death!
LOL

catdownunder said...

"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope." (Martin Luther King)

Jo Franklin said...

Brilliant!

Wolf Photography said...

I think that video's brilliant. I love the way it took me through a range of emotions, particularly at this time.

It really resonated with how things are going for my book. I decided to self publish and have been using Blogger and Facebook to get the word out for my title...and this video echoed the negatives I overcame and positives I found by stepping into the breach ... again.

Have faith in yourselves, we never know what will happen to the seeds we sow...but we have to get them out there first.

Excellent Video. Good luck to us all ...

Wolf

mindmap1 said...

Hi Nicola

It was my pleasure to send this superb youtube link to you. Produced by The Khaki Group Video Productions @thekhakigroup.com. They're website is in development, but they have a cool cube you can click on and see what they're up to!

The feedback here is exactly the same as on my group.

Christine x