Rut or Groove?

April 27, 2015

So I’m either stuck in a creative rut or found a certain groove. I go back and forth really. One certainty, however, is that I am going hog wild on nostalgic video moments set to music.

There are many hearbreaks that come with the process. The spoiling revelation that the song you once thought to be sweet sounds really creepy when it accompanies video footage of your children. The pangs of disappointment when you realize that exactly zero hip-hop/rap tracks are appropriate for the vibe of the childhood video.  The guilt of the uncroppable finger that ruins the shot you can never have back.

However, there are some positives as well. Reliving moments that you completely forgot about, like the one where your daughter dances like an octopus and your son’s attempt at mimicry results in adorable failure. Choosing a song and seeing a word or beat match up perfectly with the footage, as if things were meant to be. Imagining how much joy your children will get out of these videos when they are 30, and imagining how much embarrassment you can inflict upon them when they are 16.

Perhaps the best outcome of this video frenzy is that it finally motivated me to put together some video footage of our Hawaii vacation from last summer. It isn’t good enough to justify nine months of waiting, but it also doesn’t require an epidural to complete. At least that’s what my video doula told me.

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4 Responses to “Rut or Groove?”

  1. Debbie Says:

    What precious memories that video brought back. Yep, reduced me to tears, once more! The babies growing up, all together having fun, just watching George bend………doesn’t take much :-) Thanks for this!

  2. teachiro Says:

    I loved this trip! Looking forward to making more videos with a fully-recovered George : )

  3. Colleen Says:

    Oh! This was wonderful, Ronn – so much of the trip is a blur for me . . . but I felt solid memories coming back watching this footage! There’s nothing much sweeter than all being together!

  4. teachiro Says:

    I know it wasn’t the greatest timing for the five of you, so I’m very grateful that you braved the vacation. It wouldn’t have been the same without you!


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