Head First: Oh, to be a revolutionary.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Oh, to be a revolutionary.

(turn up your volume)

This made me cry. Twice. I'm not entirely sure why.

Maybe affection is too simple. That's why we don't get it.

(Please note: I DO NOT WATCH OPRAH. I was working in a place where her show was on, and she featured this clip and interviewed the guy. That's the truth, I swear.)

13 comments:

JimmyBob said...

Dorse, that was cool. I can see you doing that. Wish I could get one of yours now, you big teddy bear.

señor jefe said...

Careful jimmybob. Dorsey'll give you free coffee...

:)

Zeke said...

Nice. What was the guy's story?

sandytrif said...

I missed the interview, but did see the spot where this couple (woman from India and guy from China) and they over came tremedous odds and ended up together~both gave glory to the Lord. Glad she kept that in.
I usually don't watch oprah either, was sick and vegging~that is my story.
This guy was really neat. wished I could have seen his interview.
Sandy

Recovering said...

Sadly my first thought was, "is this guy a pick-pocket?" But by the end I was moved...pretty cool video. I share Zeke's curiosity - what was this guy's story?

dorsey said...

I missed the interview, too. From what I can gather, Juan Mann (that's his name) noticed how gloomy everyone seemed, and decided to do his part to cheer people up. Apparently, it worked. "Free Huggers" are popping up all over the world. It has become a movement of sorts.

I do believe that the enormous power of physical touch is woefully underestimated by most people. We tend to insulate ourselves from such contact. I don't know why.

Steve said...

Just Google Juan Mann (not his real name - a moniker for "one man").... and you can read his story on a couple of sites where he has done interviews.

The short of it is that he was at a point in his life where he was kind of depressed and decided to just start giving what he felt he needed.

señor jefe said...

...just imagine if we all started "giving what we felt we needed".

Hmmm...

señor jefe said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJC28OCYBwY

Here's the interview with the guy. It wasn't that he was depressed. He just thought everyone else looked "down", and he wanted to cheer up his city of Sydney, Australia.

Pretty cool.

Kc said...

I guess we're "physic" or something. I was just wiping up my tears here when your comment came through from my place. Corry and I played it three times.

This was so beautiful. Don't you wish...?

gredaadt said...

Ever see the Dave Matthews video, "Everyday"?

It was a similar theme, and equally as moving.

gredaadt

Shieldsy said...

I know I'm meant to have buggered off, but ...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/nottinghamshire/4953430.stm

Kc said...

Man I love this video. I get some kind of fix each time I watch.