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  • Every photograph in this video was taken independently by a different photographer. There are 465 in all.

  • You are unique.

  • And there are seven billion others, just as unique as you.

  • Each of us is different, with some new angle on the world.

  • But what does it mean if the lives we're busy shaping by hand,

  • all end up looking the same?

  • Easily replaced by a thousand identical others?

  • VEMÖDALEN

  • So we all spread out,

  • looking for scraps of frontier,

  • trying to capture something special,

  • something personal.

  • As if we're afraid of being captured ourselves.

  • So quickly pegged for exactly what we are, so easily mistaken for someone ordinary, just like everyone else.

  • It should be a comfort that we're not so different.

  • That our perspectives so neatly align, that these same images keep showing up, again and again.

  • It's alright if we tell the same jokes we've all heard before.

  • It's alright if we keep remaking the same movies.

  • It's alright if we keep saying the same phrases to each other,

  • as if they had never been said before.

  • "The powerful play goes on,"

  • "and you will contribute a verse."

  • And you and I and seven billion others will leave our mark on this world we've inherited.

  • But if, in the end, we find ourselves with nothing left to say,

  • nothing new to add,

  • Idly tracing outlines left by others long ago, it will be as if we weren't here at all.

  • This, too, has been said many times before.

  • The powerful play goes on.

  • And when you get your cue,

  • you say your line.

Every photograph in this video was taken independently by a different photographer. There are 465 in all.

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Vemödalen: The Fear That Everything Has Already Been Done

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    羅紹桀 posted on 2016/05/12
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