Color Me Blue — No More

It’s been one of those days.

I’ve been dragging my feet, er, fingers. What’s the point of my blogging? All these wonderful creative clever gorgeous and innovative blogs, and here I am, just going along down the same old streets, same old, same old, blah blah blah —

I think lots of people are familiar with the mood I’m talking about. Color me blue.Β And then my husband sent me (from his computer in the other room), of all things, a commercial! Done by the BBC. He said it was wonderful. How wonderful could a commercial be?

Wonderful enough to turn around my mood, to transform the blue into something else, something more the color of hope and wonder. Try it for yourself, even if you don’t need it today:

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58 Responses to Color Me Blue — No More

  1. This is one of the most beautiful productions I have ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing. It is a wonderful world.

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  2. I called my kids to come see this one, and it had us all smiling and laughing. It IS wonderful! Thank you for sharing! Glad you are blue no more.

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  3. reb says:

    Oh, I’m familiar alright … with that feeling, but that you, of all people, would question your blogging …?! You, who write so well, and always intelligent, thoughtful posts! I’m the one who should feel that way. Naw… good that you’re blue no more. The video was a wonderful reminder of the beauty we have all around us. It seems we have to be reminded every now and then. Thank F. from me.

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  4. cocomino says:

    Wow, it’s very interesting video. Thanks for sharing. The monkey is like human beings.

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  5. what a beautiful reminder of what truly matters. I walked down the aisle to this song and burst into tears as soon as it began to play!

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  6. Pauline says:

    That was splendid! It IS a wonderful world and we can all do with some reminding of that now and again. Don’t frustrate yourself with blog comparisons – no one can compare to you πŸ™‚

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      Someone famous said, Comparisons are odious. They are.
      So why do I keep making them, huh???????
      One of the wonders of the world is the fact that every person is even more individual than a snowflake!

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      • Pauline says:

        lol J – that’s a question only you can answer. There must be a payoff in it somewhere; generally we humans don’t do things unless there’s something in it for us (often hidden so dig deep). We are at once individual and collective. There are people who come to read here that love your posts for their creativity and to revel in your ability to verbalize what many of us just think about. Don’t count quantity my dear; count quality πŸ™‚

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        • Touch2Touch says:

          When it comes to quality — I KNOW my blog visitors are the BEST.
          Creative in responses, great “conversationalists” — and at the end of the day, the conversation is what I do the blog FOR.
          But (I guess like most modern people) the numbers game does get to me from time to time —
          I should just avert my eyes from the “followers” when I’m reading OPB (other people’s blogs)
          πŸ˜‰
          and concentrate on the real point, to enjoy other people’s viewpoints. Thanks for pointing that out so clearly, Pauline. You’ve long been a role model for me (no secret there!) —

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  7. Gilly Gee says:

    There is no reason for you to feel blue or have self doubt about your blog, it’s amazing! I do understand because I often think people must just be being nice when I read lovely comment about my writing and have to keep on telling myself I’m okay. This video is probably my all time favourite and I love the song even spoken, the BBC at its best. Thanks, keep on doing what you do so well πŸ™‚

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      I love your blog, Gilly. I guess all of us have self doubts from time to time. It’s nice when the blogging community is so supportive — warm fuzzies are always welcome, and sometimes necessary!
      And happy the video is spreading its magic to far places (although not quite to the South Pole πŸ˜‰

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  8. What a WONDERFUL post. I’m sharing both videos on my facebook. What fun!

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      When bad news seems to travel so quickly in our world — it’s encouraging to think of really happy things also traveling far and wide!
      Thanks so much for coming by.

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  9. Madhu says:

    That is one of my all time favourite songs and the video gave me goosebumps! I This would pull anyone up from the depths of depression :-).Thank you so much for sharing.

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  10. magsx2 says:

    Hi,
    That is a beautiful video, I actually watched it twice, it might be an ad but it’s the best I have seen in a long time. πŸ™‚

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  11. Oh yes! One of those days…..which I have for weeks! Thinking if and how to continue with blogging, and then….and then…this morning read your post! Feeling exactly the same and could not phrase it in a better way!!!
    Watching this wonderful video – so uplifting! Thank you for sharing, you made my day!!!
    I couldn’t resist to write a post on my blog, inserting the video to show it to the “rest” of the blogworld, and created a link to your post and blog. Hope that you don’t mind!

    I always read your interesting and philosophically posts with great pleasure, although I’m not commenting – writing in general, and especially in English, is definitely not one of my talents 😦 ….

    Encore – merci beaucoup for this thoughtful post! Yes…What a wonderful world!
    Warm greetings from the PΓ©rigord, South-West France,
    karin

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      Ca, c’est merveilleux! Tu est la tout le temps et je ne savais rien, ni de toi, ni de ta situation — Et voila! Nous sommes des soeurs!
      Bienvenue, mille remerciements, Karin. Et courage! En avant!

      “One of those days… which I have for weeks!” That really made me smile — because I recognize it so well. You and I have a lot of company, I think.
      Thanks very much for linking your post to my blog, and keep visiting. It makes me happy to know you are there —
      (I will search for your blog today —)

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  12. barb19 says:

    We certainly live in an exceptionally wonderful world!

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  13. Fantastic video – totally goosebump-inducing. But can I just say that you are most emphatically never, ever ‘blah blah blah’, Judith. I relate completely to the dragging-fingered, what’s the point feeling that I experience so often myself, but bloggers like you and Karin (who I’ve also followed for ages) inspire me to carry on. Avanti, per favore!

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      Grazie, merci, eucharisto, dankeschoen, gracias —
      and lots more languages. One of the wonderful things about blogging and reading blogs, is being reminded of how wide, variegated, and yes, wonderful! this world is. Thank you — in all languages, I don’t know Afrikaans! — for being part of it, Karen.
      (Your blog is a wonder all by itself!)

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  14. This is beautiful! I’m dragging my feet towards another busy work week but this completely lifted my spirits – thank you πŸ™‚ We all get one of those days when we think ‘oh, what’s the point of blogging’ but there’s no reason to doubt your blogging. – your posts are always interesting, thought provoking and so wonderfully written. And i know I’ll miss it from this part of my world if you ever stop πŸ™‚

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      Not to be happy that others are subject to doubts as well — but it does put us all in a big companionable boat. All cruises, I guess, have their rough days —

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      • It certainly is comforting. Some months back when I was dragging my fingers over blogging, the husband told me to simply blog for myself. And I did. I blogged only when I felt like it and took the rest of the time off from wordpress. After a while, blogging became fun again. I hope you get over your rough days soon and have a great week ahead! πŸ˜€

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        • Touch2Touch says:

          It’s a tremendous thing to have supportive husbands, as we both do.
          And it’s true — if we write to please ourselves, we know SOMEONE will enjoy the post! So here’s to us —
          All these wonderful responses have made me very grateful — and much more cheerful, thanks!!!!

          πŸ˜€

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  15. suitablefish says:

    good to be reminded of the far-reaching beauty of this world, and I want to thank you Judith for being such a great blogging friend, even sending along poems, and for bringing into my world words of wisdom and humor.

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      I’m basically a city girl —
      Yours is one of the wonderful blogs that bring the extraordinary beauties of the natural world to life for me, which otherwise I’d miss —
      Thanks to you, Susan!

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  16. tms says:

    …and, not the least, thank you, Judith, for encouraging this conversation! It is good to read these lines – especially on days when I feel I my camera just gets heavier and heavier, and I haul it to no avail.
    I guess we all have these days when we ask ourselves about our direction, and it can get a bit frustrating if we realize we are just not satisfied without being able to say what, then, would satisfy us.

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      I had to think about your comment for a while, before I realized, Of course! That’s exactly the problem. What WOULD satisfy us?
      For instance — to have a goal of encouraging conversation, as I do, is not compatible with having zillions of followers, which I so often think is my goal. Or should be.

      I am envious of those “big” blogs, and jealous, and discouraged — but would that satisfy me? ‘Fraid not.
      No wonder Socrates made such a big fuss about Know Thyself!!!!!!! Thanks for the reminder.

      P.S. I hope your camera is feeling light again these days —

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  17. Herzlichen Dank, Judith, for your lovely words and encouragement!

    And yes, we probably all want “zillions” of followers ???? But what’s the point to have “millions” of – so called – friends……Just to show the world how popular we are ????
    It is the quality which counts, not the quantity. .. Have to remind myself about this every so often.

    In this sense…let’s go on!
    Warmest greetings from “soeur to soeur”
    karin

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  18. With all of the political ads taking over our radios and televisions, I think it would be a delightful change if this commercial could be aired here. There is an air of peace you have allowed me to experience this morning. As always, I am delighted and grateful to have stopped by your blog.

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      I agree, Richard Attenborough would be a fine candidate for anything!
      But in our political jungle, he wouldn’t stand a chance.
      The mean-spiritedness we see so much of (and it’ll get worse before it gets better) really takes us down as a nation.
      Actually YOU would make a fine candidate too — running on the Peace and Wisdom Party. You’ve got my vote!

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  19. Pauline says:

    Just sat and read through all these wonderful comments and thought to myself, There you go J! quality AND quantity!

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  20. Patti Kuche says:

    What a sweet husband you have to send this to you and for you to share this on your wonderful blog has been such a treat!
    Numbers are only one part of the blogging process. Your blog followers are names. We sit around and talk, go away and think because of thoughts you put on the table. And we can’t wait to come back again for more! In your own good time of course, we are the fortunate guests!

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      Well, thank you very much, Patti!
      What would be perfect would be if we could all get together here for afternoon tea, I make wicked good cucumber sandwiches and can buy excellent cakes.
      We’ll have to take the wish for the thought, though.
      I am overwhelmingly grateful to know so many of you interesting and articulate and talented people, and always happy when you get to know each other a little bit better.

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  21. ristinw says:

    This is really a great video! My mood has totally lifted up! Thanks!!!! πŸ˜€

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  22. ntexas99 says:

    What a beautiful video (commercial), and thanks for sharing it … found your blog by way of Jen Payne today. It’s hard to look at that video and not be inspired, and filled with appreciation. Very nice.

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