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Sunday, 10 June 2012

A Musical Fantasy

"When a man sees nothing but himself even his own shadow becomes his enemy"

Cat Stevens wrote this musical about childhood dreams and finding hope in any situation. Be present and joyful. See life as it is, right now, and don't compare it to others' lives, or other times in your life. Every moment in life is rich and unique; whether we are aware of it or not, we are always leaping and hopping on a Moonshadow - the inescapable present moment. If we are wrapped up in our whirlpools of worry and concern about what could be, or what has been, we are missing the richness of life as it is.
In his songs, Stormy seems to be spiritual seeking, indicating clearly that, despite all the losses and suffering of existence, he finally chooses to surrender to a power greater than himself.
I can tell he is helping us to realize some of the potentials within our own lives and voyages ... how we can never really progress by standing still or simply holding on to the pass-me-down mapped traditions. Yet, in the end ... we still arrive back to where we started and may realize that God's hand was always guiding us home throughout the journey, and like shadows, we too are bowing to that someone higher-all the time. Overall, it is fun to watch, a classic hero's fairy tale with a hint of Romeo and Juliet ... typical good versus evil, light versus darkness, a few Tolkien and Tim Burton moments but definitely it has much more going for it than recent Andrew Lloyd Webber shows.

I ended the night having ice-cream at Helados Jauja and while browsing through an Argentina photo-book by Florian Von der Fecht (dreaming of my next mega adventure) how odd I came across a picture of a tree similar to the one Stormy was holding on to the frame ...the Jacaranda tree.


  1. I wasn't lucky enough to have seen Moonshadow except in bits and pieces on Youtube. I guessed at the story and the message it tried to give. I really enjoyed your review and explanation, thank you!! Now I'm hooked on your interesting blog and I hope you don't mind me following it for a while.