Do You Sparkle?

Last week on Debra Kristi’s blog I was introduced to Lindsey Stirling, a dubstep violinist.  Debra wrote a lovely post about the places that call to us, whether for beauty, memories, or energy.  The location in the music video she shared sure was gorgeous, and I can’t help but to share it again here.  But what struck me most about the video was the artist herself.  When Lindsey plays that violin, you can see she loses herself in the music.  The genuine passion, love, and life in her expression is probably what touched me the most.

After I self-published my second book, was writing my third, and had just made the overall decision that this was what I would do with my life, my doctor and friend made this observation: “Your eyes sparkle.”  It didn’t matter if there were still health problems, or if I was in pain; in fact, it didn’t seem to hurt as bad as it used to.  Because I was in love with my life and my pursuits.

I love the story playing out in Lindsey’s music videos.  This sense of awe, delight, and pure joy.  It’s breathtakingly beautiful.  I hope you fall in love with it just as I did.  And even more so, I hope you live with the same unadulterated passion that makes your eyes sparkle to everyone you meet.

New Moon — Hillywood Style

Today is an example of why it’s good to have posts polished and ready in your queue.  My road to recovery has hit a pothole, or a sinkhole.  Coherent thoughts, let alone creative, must wait for another time.  So, I leave you with this.

Did you guys enjoy the Twilight parody by The Hillywood Show I shared a while ago?  Well, here’s the second!  New Moon Parody by The Hillywood Show.  This one is my favorite.  These girls impress me.  The cinematography, lip-syncing, choreography, and editing are all superb.  And they do it all with one camera and their own budget.  (Though, now their budget is a lot bigger since these Twilight parodies put them on the Internet map.)  They even go to the trouble to match the clothes from the movie.  Oh, and there’s definitely some Team Jacob bias going on.  😉

Hope you enjoyed that.  By the way, are you Team Edward or Team Jacob?