Thursday, April 26, 2012

Undercranked and blown away

Back in the day when the frame rate of a film was controlled by a crank, undercranking resulted in a fast forward effect.  Patient Spiritual Director sent me a link to this undercranked film of flowers blooming, with the notation "You'll want to replay it."  Decidedly.  These flowers aren't coaxed into blooming, but blown into being.  It brought to mind the Canticle of Judith (Wednesday I, MP, if you follow the Hours): You sent forth your spirit, and they were created; no one can resist your word.  Resistance is futile.


  1. For hours of this watch The Private Life of Plants

  2. I have been seriously distracted from work all morning, coming back again and again to watch in wonder and awe. Thank you