I wanted to make a gallery of places we could go together without leaving home. Turns out, that might take so long, the covid crisis’d be over before I was done.
That’d be okay.
Instead, installments. Here’s one with a few videos that make my world new.
Videos many with animals
Creatures make a log their bridge
A leopard mothers a baby baboon
Beethoven’s Fifth, with toy toboggan
How Will the Universe End?
(PBS Space Time)
A Video Conference Call in Real Life
(Tripp and Tyler)
Patrick Stewart reads Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116
Cats and Dominoes
Acoustic Heart Sutra
Conversations with My 2-Year-Old
Betty Boop in Snow White, “The St. James Infirmary Blues”
Performed by Cab Calloway. TW: gender and racial stereotypes!
Fantasmagorie (Émile Cohl)
Said to be the first animation ever
James Earl Jones at the White House
Othello’s testimony to the Venetian Senate
So either this is as funny as I think it is or I am at about a 3 degree slant to the rest of the human world.
I mean, not to kill a joke by analyzing it, but everything is just right here, down to the abortive sexual innuendo of “incredibly hot” (aborted by the peekaboo of its sayer’s bellybutton as much as by the campfire) and the stroked irregular royal purple edge of the sky where (oh dear visual poets in my care do take note) the cartoon reminds us its sublimity is a cartoon’s sublime.
Also I feel I have been in the burning schlub’s place more times that I can number. Eyes on the wonder of the mind field and feet in the good rough bad peace of the real. Thank you, New Yorker, to which I’ve never before looked for spiritual correction, and probably still won’t, but.