Echoes in the hallway of this house

Have you ever loved a song more for the video than the song itself?  Such is the case with this little ditty by Aussie artist Gotye.  I think what I love about this video is how it reminds me a bit of my favourite animator, Hayao Miyazaki's films and its bittersweet story of innocence lost.  At some point in our lives, we all let go of our childish dreams.  I'm not sure how it happens, but at some moment we decide to turn our backs on the pretend friends who were there to comfort us when we cried, who played with us as shadows from our nightlights, and who took us magical journeys through our imaginations.  Just like in the video, they're always there waiting for us to remember them, but is it possible for us to? Maybe, but I think the hardest step would be to figure out how to start looking.

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  1. Miyazaki really used such haunting imagery! Childhood dreams are the best and you never know right?

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  2. This is so stunning! Love the haunting scenery.

    Alexandra xo

  3. i actually rarely watch video clips so i have never had that feeling, haha but this video is seriously greaat!


  4. I still believe in the magic. It may fade a little, but don;t let go of your enthusiasm and appreciation for the wonders, big and small, that are all around us. =)

  5. I love gotye such great music!


    / Linda from Sweden

  6. I tend to be drawn to visuals so there have been instances where I've loved a song more for the video. This one contains alot of lovely imagery which is quite reminiscent of Miyazaki's work. Thanks for sharing! I don't think I ever want to let go of that small part of me that's still a child at heart :)


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