you anchor me back down / by Carey

I have always believed that imagery and music go together, like white on rice... like peas and carrots... like pie and ice cream... like popcorn and coke.  I would also include salt on watermelon, but apparently I'm in the minority on that one.  Both music and a photograph can invoke emotions in our hearts.  Yet when you combine the two, the emotional impact is more than doubled, more than the sum of its parts.  Our heart strings are given full on assault, and oh, how I adore that feeling.

As I sifted through the 162 way too many images I photographed of the Little Lady dancing with bubbles in the golden light, and submitted to the failure that I am at culling, I realized that these worked together to tell her story.  Yet that story wasn't complete without a soundtrack.



I wholeheartedly adore the music, lyrics, and voice of Mindy Gledhill.  Her works of art combine so masterfully with imagery, which generates a piece that holds such power.  As I clicked through the bubble images, the lyrics to "Anchor" came to mind.  The world spinning around.  Restless souls.  Thought strange, told to change, and yet, wouldn't have me any other way.   Accepted.  Loved.  Adored.  Anchored.   I feel like this song describes the Little Lady so very, very much, so very, very well.  I do hope you enjoy the slideshow/video.  I enjoyed creating it and relishing in the beauty and joys of that evening, all over again.  



When all the world is spinning ‘round 
Like a red balloon way up in the clouds 
And my feet will not stay on the ground
You anchor me back down 

I am nearly world renowned 
As a restless soul who always skips town 
But I look for you to come around
And anchor me back down 

There are those who think that I’m strange
They would box me up and tell me to change
But you hold me close and softly say
That you wouldn’t have me any other way 

When people pin me as a clown
You behave as though I’m wearing a crown
When I’m lost I feel so very found
When you anchor me back down 

[Chorus]

When all the world is spinning ‘round
Like a red balloon way up in the clouds 
And my feet will not stay on the ground
You anchor me back down




I shot these with my Nikon D800
Nikon 85mm f1.8
Nikon 50mm 1.4D
Sigma 30mm f1.4
Video created in iMovie 11