try to catch the deluge in a paper cup (primroseburrows) wrote,
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup

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I'm probably the last person to ever see music videos. MTV doesn't have many anymore, and VH1 is obsessed with pop from the last fifteen minutes, so I just don't watch them. Also, from 1978 to 1994 I lived somewhere without access to either station,so my video pickings have indeed been slim. I have seen a few, though (Chris Isaak's Wicked Game comes to mind, also Natalie Merchant's Carnival.

Well, lemmetellya. Today after I made the post about Christina Aguilera's Beautiful being made into a commercial for cosmetic surgery, I downloaded the video to go with the song. Honest to goddess, I sobbed. I will now officially thwap anyone who says she's shallow, no matter what else she does. She did this, and that's enough. Not to mention that her voice is indescribable.

I guess it was so moving for me because I've been there. No, I haven't been the gay man stared at for kissing his lover in public;I haven't been the skinny teenaged boy or the anorexic girl or the punk guy. *hugs them all* I have been the girl sitting alone in her room wondering why she's not like the rest of the people out there, and I've especially, especially been the girl beat up because she was not cool enough, was too different, too weird.

I hope this video is shown in middle and high schools, heck, in kindergartens, or whatever their overseas equivalent is, everywhere. 'Cause it makes you think, and maybe someone will reconsider avoiding the guy with the piercings. I think if I hear that advert again, I'm going to call them and complain.

I felt like this one other time after hearing a song by Libby Roderick which was nothing more than a chant of the words:

How could anyone ever tell you
you were anything less than beautiful?
how could anyone ever tell you
you were less than whole?
How could anyone fail to notice
that your loving is a miracle?
how deeply you're connected to my soul.

Same energy, same feeling. Okay, I'll stop now.

Oh, and ringomc? Lovelovelove your MaryKate/Ashley OTP icon. Hee!
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