Here’s a gem of a find by Brainpickings: Poet and singer-songwriter Tanya Davis and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman address the forgotten art of How To Be Alone — a beautifully hand-illustrated, simply yet eloquently narrated visual poem full of all these things we so often need to tell ourselves and believe, yet so rarely do.
wow this is simply beautiful. made my day :-)
Aug 16th, 2010 / 6:06 pm
very nice! where is the next bench?
Aug 16th, 2010 / 6:24 pm
Very true. Having just moved, this was a great video to see.
Aug 16th, 2010 / 7:08 pm
Very inspiring to one whose wife is away nursing a relative for a month.
30nyears ago before I met her i decided to be happy with my own company and spend time only with those who were as good or better company. That was a good foundation for our nourishing relationship helping me find a deep beautiful soul like you obviously are.
Aug 16th, 2010 / 9:57 pm
what a lovely message! everybody should take themselves out dancing at least once in their life.
Aug 16th, 2010 / 10:04 pm
this terrifies me and makes me even more afraid of being alone.
Aug 16th, 2010 / 10:55 pm
What a fantastic post.
Wish I had seen it while we were at the office so we could have talked about it.
Instead, I’m gonna leave a comment saying it is awesome.
Also, Nina in the comment above mine. You are awesome. Just relax.
Aug 16th, 2010 / 11:37 pm
love the little hand-drawn elements! we need reminders like these more often.
also, i just discovered teuxdeux and i really like it! lovely job on the design.
Aug 17th, 2010 / 1:09 am
nice! that’s a little bit what my trip to japan is about. and it works out so well… thanks for the post, tina
Aug 17th, 2010 / 6:57 am
Beautiful animation and poem. One lesson that many people need to learn.
Congratulations for the post!
Aug 17th, 2010 / 8:57 am
That was something beautiful. Really enjoyed it.
Aug 17th, 2010 / 10:03 am
That’s a very inspiring video for today’s introvert. Although, I think occasional interactions with people are important, if not necessary.
Aug 17th, 2010 / 10:19 am
Love this poem! Finding happiness thru being alone is a freedom. Once the peace within is discovered, your mind, body and soul will go places you’ve never dreamed of…embrace it!
Aug 17th, 2010 / 11:03 am
It made me cry. Aloneness is such a beautiful thing once we can find our own comfort in it. Thanks for this amazing post.
Aug 17th, 2010 / 11:22 am
Aug 17th, 2010 / 11:59 am
Very cute :)
Aug 17th, 2010 / 2:26 pm
I enjoyed this very much. It’s a great message for those who are lonely when they are alone.
Aug 17th, 2010 / 5:50 pm
Beautiful poem to the healing force of being alone.
Aug 18th, 2010 / 9:38 am
Best poem ever!!! Tanya you are awesome and an inspiration to us all!
Aug 18th, 2010 / 2:33 pm
Beautiful! Good reminder.
Aug 18th, 2010 / 8:36 pm
what a gorgeous message
Aug 19th, 2010 / 12:25 am
so beautiful. vert touching!
Aug 19th, 2010 / 8:38 am
LOVE THIS! Thank you for sharing.
Aug 19th, 2010 / 8:53 am
No. She’s sad, and wants some company.
Aug 19th, 2010 / 2:15 pm
Aug 20th, 2010 / 3:25 pm
loved this video, mesmorizing…
Aug 20th, 2010 / 11:36 pm
loved it … mesmorizing…
Aug 20th, 2010 / 11:40 pm
Wow, this is amazing isn’t it. So beautifully done as well :)
I REALLY relate to this right now. Excellent find!
Sep 10th, 2010 / 2:21 pm
Nov 22nd, 2010 / 10:50 pm
What libearntig knowledge. Give me liberty or give me death.
Sep 20th, 2011 / 9:41 pm
Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
The text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Chrome.
I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know.
The layout look great though! Hope you get the problem fixed soon.
Apr 30th, 2013 / 2:13 am