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Portrait of Lotte

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A time-lapsed video of one man’s daughter from birth to Age 14 – all in only 4 minutes. As parents, we don’t need a reminder that changes in our children happen fast. Very often, far too fast. I thought this was a beautiful video and its existence is a testament to one father’s great love for his child. The importance and relevance of her development and evolution shines through. Well done!

Brave – Sara Bareilles

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Bring it! Show me how big YOUR brave is!

“Brave”

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up
Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
When they settle ‘neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if you

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Everybody’s been there,
Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy
Fallen for the fear
And done some disappearing,
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

And since your history of silence
Won’t do you any good,
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Written by Sara Bareilles and Jack Antonoff

Rock it out – Like you know you can!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xh6fxaQkm8

I love this video for a few reasons.

1) I had expectations before he even opened his mouth. You would think I would have learned better by now.

2) Only weirdos would cover the soundtrack from The Bodyguard, right? The cover songs that I typically prefer are infused with originality and new interpretation. This one is not. This guy hits every unachievable note and shocks the pants off me.

3) As long as wonderful things like this are passed along, I will keep using social media. It shows talent, ability, belief, and emotion  – even a dedication to his Mom! There have been a few clips of interest floating around that point toward the hugely negative social impact of FB and other social media sharing platforms. This is the topic of another post, but for now, I will divulge that the positive keeps me coming back for more.