Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Speaking of excitement: The Stream of Life

I'm sure you've seen this video. But I'm excited and this video exemplifies what I'm feeling. :-) There is just so much pure joy through the entire video.

The music is based on Nobel Prize winning Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore's poetry called "The Stream of Life."

If you like poetry and want to know what the Bengali words mean, this is Tagore's original poem translated:

Stream of Life

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day
runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth
in numberless blades of grass
and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth
and of death, in ebb and in flow.

I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life.
And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.

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