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    One of Canada's leading female singers (and a personal favourite of mine), Sarah Mclachlan has launched a new video clip for her song 'World on Fire'.

    Her video clip only cost her 15$ to make.

    We live in a world where many human beings still do not have enough food, shelter, medication and proper education.

    We live in a world where we are all interconnected and we can make personal contributions no matter the scale or type.

    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." (Sir Winston Churchill)

    This video clip takes no more than 5 minutes to watch_ if this clip has touched you, pass it around to your friends... sometimes we need to take a moment in our lives and stop and really see what is around us... (and be thankful for what we have- I think we, flickr users, should all be as we've got cameras, computers, access to the net...I think that pretty much says it...)

    Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.


    This really puts things into perspective...

    If you have taken the time to STOP here, thank you... I hope this image of mine gets the most hits_ even though it's not exactly a photo...


    (I have chosen to post this in certain groups_ I know it is not really a photo but please don't remove it from the group(s) and help me spread the word... thank you...)

    World On Fire (lyrics by Sarah Mclachlan)

    The worlds on fire it's more then I can handle
    I'll tap into the water try and bring my share
    Try to bring more, more then I can handle
    Bring it to the table
    Bring what I am able

    Hearts are worn in these dark ages
    You're not alone in these stories pages
    The light has fallen amongst the living and the dying
    And I'll try to hold it in
    Yeah I'll try to hold it in

    I watch the heavens but I find no calling
    Something I can do to change what's coming
    Stay close to me while the skys falling
    I don't wanna be left alone don't wanna be alone

    Hearts break hearts mend love still hurts
    Visions clash planes crash still there's talk of
    saving souls still colds closing in on us

    We part the veil on our killer sun
    Stray from the straight line on this short run
    The more we take the less we become
    The fortune of one man means less for some

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    1. *~Yogini~Astra~* ages ago | reply

      cocolinda, thank you so much for putting this video out there. I just watched it for the first time and found it very touching. It reminded me how fortunate my life and that of my children is, it made me think about the things that really matter in life. Hugs to you :-)

    2. xurde ages ago | reply

      quicktime is not the best choice for spreading a message to the world. :(

    3. cocolinda ages ago | reply

      thank you to all who dropped by and took the time to watch this video...

      @xurde: there is no specific way to spread a message- as long as one can spread a message with whichever tools they have, that's what counts... ;)

    4. digitalvolume ages ago | reply

      Generally I like her site. The video was touching. And I already support people for many of these causes.

      She needs to change the color of the links on her fund breakdown page though. You can't read what they say on that background.

      xurde, I agree with coclinda on this one. Plus anyone sho has iTunes or has purchased a PC from HP/Compaq, Sony, or IBM/Lenovo has Apple's QuickTime software already. That's Millions of people in a demographic which tends to have the most cash 'untied'.

      Outside of that, I agree that offering the video in other formats would be a decent move, but would likely have raised the cost from $15 to ensure the codecs used were of highest quality and popularity prior to distribution.

      I think it's fine the way it is, and likely reaches everyone intended.

    5. Dinnovation 120 months ago | reply

      Thank you for posting this!

    6. JimReeves 120 months ago | reply

      Did spend some time watching this, and I must say its a job well done.

    7. f1kus 116 months ago | reply

      wow! thats really a thing that everyone have to think! a wonderful idea for the videoclip and yours. humanity depends on us.

    8. The Norwegian 116 months ago | reply

      had to come back, this video is worth watching two, three, four and a hundred times over...helps setting things in the right perspective... thank you...

    9. cocolinda 116 months ago | reply

      thank you all for stopping by... this video can indeed be watched over and over...

      knowledge is power. power to make a difference.

      we are the ones who can make a difference no matter the scale.

    10. epicture's 116 months ago | reply

      Thanks for reminding me... I'll be back several times and show it to my family and friends... Thanks.

    11. Work is fun 116 months ago | reply

      Beautiful. Thanks for the reminder. I've heard about the video but have watched it for the first time. Truly inspiring.

    12. jayspost 116 months ago | reply

      Yes, inspiring and beautiful,thanks for sharing, it is good to be reminded that we are but one family on Earth.

    13. cocolinda 116 months ago | reply

      I am glad this has touched many people as it did for me... We are all one in the end... Keep passing it around!

    14. Southcoasting 116 months ago | reply

      Great video. I love cheap stuff.

      (But seriously, the message is cool too)

    15. Lo M 110 months ago | reply

      I am very impressed by this video. Thank you for sharing this message and song!

    16. blackandblu 100 months ago | reply

      Great photos And thanks for the message.

    17. studioblossoms 99 months ago | reply

      Coco....i see words running to get caged and write anything on this stupendous video. The developed world however is lucky not to witness this onslaught on mind and soul as compared to the developing countries like India, Africa, ad many parts of Asia....but the efforts by every individual would be worth a try with this message and many more done on similar lines.
      I would like to share a small such story about the like minded flickr users coming together and working for one good cause in Pune, India. Recently, we (PhotographersatPune also called P@P) had our first photo exhibition held with over 35 participants displaying their photos. The chief guests to inaugurate the exhibition were 25 students who were differentially abled. They were very happy to be the part of this exhibition and more so on the lunch served to them with sweets. Many our our members would know learn their language and try them to bring in the main stream society by giving them the much needed jobs. Future is unpredictable, but atleast a try is must.
      Many thanks for sharing this video and whosoever thinks this as a PR or publicity exercise are requested to come and see the bare naked world with eyes full open......

      We part the veil on our killer sun
      Stray from the straight line on this short run
      The more we take the less we become
      The fortune of one man means less for some

      Keep going.....

    18. norton8 97 months ago | reply

      Yes , we are lucky. Every time the plane touches down back home , i say thankyou.

    19. Turtle 50 81 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Octagon signs, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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