Ofertório - A Vélo Vogue Film

So if other bloggers get to write about their kids and spouses, I think it's fair game for me to write about my break-ups, and how a bike ride helped me deal with the latest.

This was filmed entirely with my Panasonic DMC-LX2 on the day that I broke up with my ex-boyfriend. I rode my bike to the Labyrinth at Land's End to make an offering and decided to film the whole thing.

The music is Ofertório by Brazilian artist Milton Nascimento. The title means "Offertory." I love the music, but don't understand the lyrics. When I first heard it, I knew it matched the visuals of this film.


Julz said...

...snif I'm crying still! Beautiful choice. The music, 'oferenda', background, the meaning/purpose! Water means so much, if we try to translate it we'll discover the same thing... purity, cleanness, something new, revival, change, newborn or even to give/offer. I like this part... "Trazemos no corpo o mel do suor,
trazemos nos olhos a dança da vida, trazemos na luta, a Morte vencida.
No peito marcado trazemos o Amor.
Na Páscoa do Filhoa Páscoa dos filhos
recebe, Senhor."

Kristin Tieche said...

I'm glad you like it, Julz! I'm glad that you like the music too... I don't understand the lyrics so much, but to me it's the power of the vocals, the harmonies, and the percussion!

Oldfool said...


Christy said...

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Sending warm thoughts your way.

Julz said...

My husband says that I should translate this part, perhaps other readers will also enjoy the meaning.
(a poetic translation)
We carry in our flesh the sweet honey of our toil.
We carry in our eyes the dance of life,
In the struggle of life we triumph over death.
With the scars on our breast, we bring forth love.
With every new dawn, we offer to God again!"


Kristin Tieche said...

Well now the film totally makes sense!

Thanks for translating, Julz!

Christa - I am totally back on the scene! Life is gooooooood!!! But thanks for the warm thoughts! Right back atcha!

gih said...

That's fun, but I am afraid now because of accident..

Kristin Tieche said...

@gih - be not afraid! accident shmaccident!

Jessica Ingersoll-Cope said...

Love it. I felt like I was on the bike and walking through the labarynth myself! xoxo