Yesterday, I watched a video that made me happy. So happy, in fact, that I cried. Not that tears are particularly unusual for me. I often cry when I laugh, and that is unusual because I can laugh very quietly. It’s a trick I learned from @Mama_Tboy in high school. We used to giggle and private jokes and we’d get in trouble if we got caught, so we learned to laugh without making a sound. It’s really quite interesting to watch.
I cry at other times too, like during movies, books, and documentraies. I have quite a soft heart and will tear up over pretty much anything. I even cry for adverts! So anyway, today I saw a video that made me cry, in a good way. The video is for ColdPlay’s song, ♫ Paradise ♫. I’ve never quite made my mind up about this song, but today and sat up and paid attention. It started when a workmate shared a remake of the song, an African rendition by The Piano Guys.
I liked the fact the the pianist looked like he was enjoying himself, and his piano arpeggios from 2.54 are to die for. Even the cellist was smiling, and that jazzed me, because string players always look so serious! I suspect the vocalist may be stringing together gibberish for words, but his Matrix dance moves are awesome! Anyway, the cover impressed me enough to make me look for the original video, which is how I ended up in tears.
In the original video, there’s an elephant … well okay … a guy in a elephant suit. He’s miserable in the zoo, so he breaks out. He uses a combination or hithchiking, stowaway-ing, unicycling, and subway busking to make his way to … well … Africa I suppose. I expected the video to end with him re-united with his elephant wife and kids, so I was immensely amused when instead he runs towards … an elephant punk band! I’ve watched the video over five times today, and each time it leaves me with a grin, sappy smile, and a tear in my eye.
I’ve had a long day and I’m almost heading home, but in case you have a silly heart like mine, watch the video with me and enjoy.
♫ Paradise ♫ ColdPlay ♫