Our neighbourhood watch garage sale has Jean and me fully occupied for these next two days.
Plus much of yesterday afternoon was spent getting our ‘site’ all set up ready for today.
I have taken the opportunity of showing you two videos, one today and one tomorrow.
This was sent to me by Suzann and will melt your heart in a very big way.
►If watching the flowering of love could inspire love, then “The Story Of The Weeping Camel” would forever alter the world…
►The Story of the Weeping Camel.
Mongolian: Ингэн нулимс, Ingen nulims, “Tears of the Camel” is a 2003 German docudrama released internationally in 2004.
►During Spring, a family of nomadic shepherds in the Gobi Desert, South Mongolia, assists the births of their camel herd. The last camel to calve this season has a protracted labor that persists for two days. With the assistance and intervention of the family, a rare white bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) calf is born.
This is the mother camel’s first calving. Despite the efforts of the shepherds, the mother rejects the newborn, refusing it her milk and failing to establish a care-bond with it. The family resolve to secure the services of an indigenous ‘violinist’ to play the music for a Mongolian ‘Hoos’ ritual.
When repeatedly intoned the calming sounds and beautiful melody of the violin, the mother camel starts to weep, tears visibly streaming from her eyes. Immediately after the rite the mother and calf are reconciled and the calf draws milk from her teat.
►Added music: Sad Romance – Thao Nguyen Xanh