It all came together today.
My Flip Video.
I needed a fairly lengthy Tango track to suit the misty gray mood of a seriously damp Oregon Saturday. "Paris, Texas" fit the bill.
Tango, because one of my dance instructors told me that with waltz, smiling is expected. With Tango, how you feel is how you look. No "should's."
Rain starts to get irritating this time of year. I'm tired of forty degrees and wet. Followed by colder and wetter.
But today my goal was to look at my usual dog walk with a different Flip Video-inspired eye.
Water is almost everywhere on our one mile journey out the front door, across the yard, down the path, to the creek, around the lake, and home again.
No rain, no water. No water, no life.
In "The Tango Lesson" (a great movie) some Tango aficionados in Buenos Aires are asked to describe the dance. A woman says, "It's about life." Her husband adds, "And death."
Yin and yang. Darkness and light. Rain and clear skies. Can't have one without the other.
Here's my first You Tubed movie mix. It wasn't too tough to make – the Flip Video software knit together a dozen or so clips, added in my music selection, and uploaded the 6:31 video to You Tube.
Coming in six months…a sunnier side of Oregon.