"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Monday, 5 March 2012

the power of words

I received this in email form from Wendy this morning.  So clever so I thought that I must share it.  

A palindrome reads the same backwards as forward. This video reads the exact opposite backwards as forwards.  

Not only does it read the opposite, the meaning is the exact opposite.

This is only a 1 minute, 44 second video and it is brilliant.   Make sure you read as well as listen...forwards and backwards.  This entrant was submitted by a 20 year old girl.

The video was submitted to a competition  (in 2007, so it is old but I have never seen it before) titled "U@50".  U@50 asks those in their twenties to ponder the question:  Where do you see yourself by the time you turn 50?  To answer the question, contestants produced a one to two minute video sharing their vision of the future. The winner received $5,000 with other cash prizes for the top five videos chosen.

It won second place. When they showed it, everyone in the room was awe-struck and broke into spontaneous applause.  So simple and yet so brilliant.

Aren't words amazing?

Here is the winning entrant (not as good as second place winner).

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