Meditation: Balmorhea and Minimum Monument

As someone put forth in the comment section of a Balmorhea video I looked at recently, “I wish Balmorhea music could follow me around in a truck and soundtrack my life.” Well said. They’ve been a favorite band of mine for meditation and general navel gazing for a while now, so when I came across this video of Balmorhea’s ‘The Winter’ paired with one of my favorite art installations, Néle Azevedo’s Minimum Monument project, I was in heaven. Literally. The backstory on the project can be found on her site, but this particular installation was in Berlin in 2009, consists of ice sculptures, and was in conjunction with the World Wildlife Federation. It was timed to coincide with the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Which seems rather timely given the news recently about global warming…but that aside, I don’t view this video as political at all, simply a message about life’s impermanence and our place in it.