Thursday, September 27, 2012

swinging .

When was the last time you went on a swing? I don't know about you, but one of the most joyous things you could do on a playground was go on the swings. The longer the ropes, the better, because you could get so high. Jumping off mid-swing gave you that feeling that you could fly, if only for a split second. It's been almost a year since I've been on a swing myself, unfortunately. I came upon a song recently, and honestly I can't even remember how; but that song just reminded me of what I might feel like if I closed my eyes and pretended I was swinging through the air. Maybe it's the rhythmic notes or the ambient sounds. Whatever the case, it's definitely one of those that you just want to close your eyes and completely focus on. The song is called Mono No Aware by Hammock.

The video is also quite inspiring. Perhaps it's the presence of the playground that got my mind on swinging in the first place. Interestingly enough, I'm pretty sure the last time I was on a swing was in Berlin. There was nothing better than sitting at the top of a large hill, with the Berlin wall in all its graffitied glory, and the smells of greasy delicious food wafting up from the open air market.


  1. Can't play the song right now because my boss is too close to me, but I must say, those are some awesome swing pictures. And those shades, damn.

    There's a park with swings about a block from our apartment- we swing there quite a bit, usually when we're going for a walk. I'll see them, yell "SWINGS" and then, well, run over to them while The Prince rolls his eyes.

    1. Oddly enough the shades are these piece of crap things from some event at school, haha.

      And you can never be too old to go on swings!

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  3. I've been told that if I take a walk along a trail behing campus, I'll come across a playground with swings and everything. I can't wait for the day that I can go... because there really is something about being able to forget about everything and just focus on the sensation you get with being able to glide through the air.

    And awesome song by the way!


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