Most of us like to post our best possible work, but, sometimes, our best possible work is not all that flash.
Such is the case with my latest video. The camera work is poor, the editing is poorer, the captions are poorly synchronized, and so on and so forth…..
Should I subject you to it? Probably not, but even the poorest of efforts has some merit. Surely?
You may watch (or not) and decide for yourselves.
For me, there is merit in the slow-ish progression of the video, which gives one time to move through weariness and respite to jaunty, dog-eared joy. There is merit in learning new skills, such as caption writing. And there is merit in finding my public voice again.
But the greatest merit of all is the mirth that came to me from the video,
because it reminded me
of how slowly I talk ,
and of another slow-talking character called Jones,
Slow-walkin’ Jones, Slow-talkin’ Jones, immortalized/mythologized in song http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/the_coasters/along_came_jones.html and in Cary Cooper’s film, Along Came Jones.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAweLY10lUo
I started out bone weary. I finished with seriously tickled funny bones. The best possible outcome, I reckon, from my less than perfect but best possible effort.
ps I am not tall and thin, nor lean and lanky; I am more teapot, short and stout.
pps The monarch butterflies and their offspring have joined the cicadas in the garden since I made the video.