My guess is that most people will watch this and say, “Oh that’s clever; splicing together frames of a movie to make a song.” And, yes, that is very clever.
But it’s much, much more than that, you see. Whomever put this together has triggered something in my brain. Yes; sometimes I feel very strongly about movies.
When some of the clips pass over my beady little pixelated eyes, there’s recognition. There’s warmth and remembrance, maybe. Where I was when I saw it. Who I saw it with. The part in the film later that made me say, “No way!” Each within seconds and microblinks.
Then the lyrics…OH! the lyrics kick in…
I’ve been alone with you inside my mind
And in my dreams I’ve kissed your lips a thousand times
I sometimes see you pass outside my door
Hello, is it me you’re looking for?
I can see it in your eyes
I can see it in your smile
You’re all I’ve ever wanted, (and) my arms are open wide
‘Cause you know just what to say
And you know just what to do
And I want to tell you so much, I love you.
Is my heart beating in unison with the meaning. I LOVE YOU, FILM! I LOVE YOOOOOOUUUUUU!
Not nearly as much as I love my wife and children, but still…And then I wonder about the last moment of my life.
When my life flashes before my eyes, what will the snippets of remembrance sing to me? The first steps of my children. Kissing my bride. The tension of a baby on the way to NICU? The clash of emotions? The splendor of worship?
How will they be tied together? And will they recite to me “I want to tell you so much…”