Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Mini MEme

Having only just realised that I've been tagged, here is my contribution to Rachel's mini MEme. For all these questions, there could be many answers; I've picked the first ones to jump to mind today.

A Piece of Art that you Love
Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas (and this one). I could have kept wandering and wandering in this enormous public sculpture. Very moving: enormous, dramatic and yet understated at the same time.

A Line in a Song or Line of Poetry that Reaches Your Core
I will show you fear in a handful of dust - from T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land. I remember coming across Eliot in year 11 and he was probably the decisive factor in 'converting' me to love English. Until that point, I'd always avoided humanities. Now, I barely remember all the maths I used to do...

An Experience in Nature that was Really Special and/or Spiritual
The heavens on a glorious Sydney day.

The Movie that Changed the Way you saw the World.
Atarnarjuat: The Fast Runner - I will never look at snow the same way again. Seriously, this was a fantastic movie, unlike anything you've seen and was the first full-length film made by, about and in the language of the Inuit people of the Arctic circle. See also here.

A Piece of Music That Makes You Cry
Wake up dead man - U2. The eschatology of U2 deserves its own series. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) Drew has already beaten me to it! Enjoy the series as it progresses.

I tag Beeston, Frank, MartyK, David, Cynthia, Rob, Patrik and Christopher. I've tried to tag different people to last time. I've also done more tagging of people I've only met over blogs. Hope you don't feel I'm rushing the friendship...


Rachel said...

Yay thanks for playing! I really enjoyed reading this and having fun looking up all your links.

Christopher said...

Thanks for inclusion, I feel I am making my way closer to the inner circle/ring of blogdom.

Wake up dead man, is a great song, off what I think is U2's finest album.

One of Freedom said...

Wahoo! I'll have to post mine soon as well.

byron smith said...

Christopher, welcome inside.

Frank, looking forward to it.

David, thanks for your reply.

And thanks to Patrik's for his.

Still yet to hear from Beeston, MartyK, Cynthia and Rob... :-)

byron smith said...

And here is Christopher's.

One of Freedom said...

An insight into the life that is Frank.

byron smith said...

Thanks Frank!

byron smith said...

And here's Rob's.