(via Sigur Rós: Valtari - NOWNESS) This video is a masterpiece. An emotional massage to your lonely brain. A story of love and passion and drama. The eternal dance between two forces. I post this video in response to a friend that asked me for advice on how to deal with his breakup. So first watch the video. (Then come back and finish reading).
'When people are together, there is a union, and it can be tense, it can be romantic and dramatic and cold, but it’s about how we relate and how we look into the mirror, which is another person.” says Cherkaoui, the choreographer of Sigur Ros music-video, Valtari.
Here dancers Nicola Leahey and James O’Hara create astonishing shapes, as a true manifestation of the intense emotional exchange that we as ‘humans’ can have with another person. A true masterpiece of emotional response.
"so my advice after she leaves: allow yourself to feel this feeling, the disillusionment, the loss, the pain, the sorrow, the anger, the fear… just feel it in your body, and cry it all out. Then come back to your senses. Where is the feeling in your body? can you point at it? Note it. Name it. Out loud, with one word, name the feeling every other second or so. You’ll be able to see that the feeling is not ‘you’. It doesn’t posses you. It’s just like weather, and this is like a tornado or a storm. Then will come the smooth wind. … This is life, my dear. Women sometimes behave like crazy. Men sometimes behave like mad. And this is the cycle of life.
Don’t try to rationalize it, because then the rumination just takes us to really dark places, and it doesn’t really help solving anything.
When you’re more clear in your emotional body after pouring it all out, write the story of how you recall that it happened. And keep that for yourself and your future self.
The lessons learned, the misunderstandings, the joyful moments. Embrace the total story as it is. And keep that story deep in your heart as a blessing for being alive, and in touch with all your full emotions expressed in your flesh!”