Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday inspiration

Happy Sunday! I hope you're all having a great weekend.

In yesterday's post, I listed ten little-known facts about me, one of which is my love for Johnny Cash. Today I thought I'd post one of my favorite videos, Hurt, a remake of a Nine Inch Nails song that Cash recorded near the end of his life. I find the video inspirational: it's beautiful and sad and hopeful all at once. The images themselves, many showing a younger Cash, could tell a thousand stories. What do you see? Is there a video or song that you find particularly inspiring or intriguing?


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  1. Wow! I am so glad I came over to your blog today. This is an amazing video. Thanks so much for posting it.

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  2. I love this song and video. What a life he lived!

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    1. I know! I've always admired him.

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  3. I had not heard that song before; it is very haunting in its words; I think it really touched me seeing the images of him younger, seeing really how short of a lifespan we all have, even though some of us are blessed to live into our 70s or even 80s. I think too it particularly touched me in this season of my life having lost my in-laws a mere four and five months ago and looking through their things, their pictures of their youth, the exuberance and their smiles and then seeing their final days, the weariness and tiredness, sort of what was on Mr. Cash's face. In the end all that really matters is Jesus because he never leaves us, though so many others will. I can see why this would be inspirational for you :)

    may the day be a good one!

    betty

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    1. You've taken the words right out of my mouth. I feel the same way.

      Hope you're having a wonderful day!

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  4. Wow. That's pretty powerful. I've always admired Johnny Cash, too, maybe because of his honesty and imperfections, yet knowing he was loved by God just the way he was. Thanks for sharing! I also loved seeing his younger self interspersed throughout the video. I always say that getting older is the strangest thing that ever happened (or is happening!) to me!

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    1. That's exactly what I like about him! He knew he wasn't perfect--he said he wasn't perfect--yet he understood that he was forgiven and tried hard to live the life he felt he should live.

      (Have you read Cash: The Autobiography? Good read!)

      The video itself reminds me of how quickly time passes. I think that's another reason I find it inspiring. The time for me to pursue my dreams is now...

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    2. I did read his autobiography a number of years back. I also loved the movie Walk the Line. You're right.. there's no time to waste.. the older I get, the faster time flies!!

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    3. I still haven't watched Walk the Line. It's been in my Netflix queue for ages, but I keep bumping it down for other things. I should watch it soon!

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  5. I had never heard that song before. I find it incredibly sad. It almost feels like he's depressed about reaching that point in his life. I found the song itself to be most intriguing. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thank you for sharing that video! I've never seen it before.

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  7. I hadn't seen this video before eitherI am not a big country music fan but I have always admired Johnny Cash. Here's an inspiring video for YOU:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW0kE6mucFY&ob=av2e
    Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy

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    1. Mavis has an amazing voice! Thank you for introducing me to them.

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  8. My favorite Cash and Nails song!
    My husband loves him some Johnny but I tolerate him. I think it reminds me of my dad and he was an awful person.

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  9. I just watched that video and it was pretty cool. Maybe I should give him another chance. Just because my dad liked him and I didn't like my dad. I love my husband and he loves Johnny so....

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    1. I'm sorry things weren't good with your dad. I think you've got the right attitude, though. And Johnny is pretty awesome, right? ;)

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