January 18th, 2010

it's a team effort

Thought for the Day

I've had a lot of people tell me that I am wise. It's true I often somehow have thoughts about a situation or relationship that I'm told about (or see) that turn out to be profound and even useful, whether or not I've been in a situation anything like it before.

I feel like I rarely have that same wisdom about my own life, even while I am deeply and intentionally self-aware.

I think I know why, now.

If wise people were wise about themselves as well as others, then they would be completely independent. They would need no one and nothing. Having limits to one's wisdom forces one to reach out to others for love, for help, for a sounding board.

It's a great good thing, really.
Ninth Doctor, come with me!

Multi-fandom vid recs

I don't usually watch a lot of vids, but sometimes I run into cool stuff that must be shared. I want to make sure everyone has seen these! *g*


A Child's Prayer, by brihana25
Dean and Mary, to Pink's "Ave Mary A." Brilliant use of a song that should not work but does, completely; spoilers through season 3, and leaves us at a place that "In the Beginning" only confirmed.

Life on Mars

Back There Someday, by nancyblackett
Sorry, flist, this is only for people who have seen the final episode of series two. Otherwise 1) you won't understand what's going on, and 2) you'll have the ending utterly spoiled for you. Don't do it. The rest of you: this is a beautiful vid, some fantastic juxtapositions along with some obvious ones, but the song saves it from anything like mediocrity. (Yes, "I'm Going to Go Back There Someday" is one of my favorite songs ever.)

Doctor Who

Movin' Right Along, by nancyblackett
Anyone recall this song from The Muppet Movie? It makes for a brilliant vid featuring all the Doctor's incarnations and most of his companions. Because...yeah. That's exactly what the show is like. :) This vid makes me so happy.