Pra contemplar [4]: “aprendendo a voar” com o fotógrafo de TimeScapes (VÍDEO)

Uma compilação de belas imagens com passagem do tempo (time-lapse) feitas pelo Fotógrafo de Astronomia do Ano de 2010, Tom Lowe, com uma música inspiradora – “Learning to Fly“, do Pink Floyd – estão nesse vídeo pra de fato voar longe (4min18seg). As imagens fazem parte das filmagens do documentário Timescape, do mesmo autor (Tom Lowe).

A letra de “Learning to Fly” segue abaixo, original (tradução aqui). Basicamente ela fala das experiências e das reflexões do autor, David Gilmour, guitarrista e compositor da banda, sobre voar, uma de suas paixões (ele é um piloto licenciado para múltiplas categorias), mas também serve de metáfora para um novo começo, uma mudança radical na vida, ou, mais especificamente, os sentimentos de Gilmour na época, pois acabara de se transformar no novo líder da banda depois da saída de Roger Waters.

Learning To Fly (David Gilmour, Anthony Moore, Bob Ezrin, Jon Carin):

Into the distance a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Standing alone my senses real
A fatal attraction holding me fast how
Can I escape this irresistible grasp?
Can’t keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue tied and twisted Just an earth bound misfit I
Ice is forming on the tips of my wings
Unheeded warnings I thought I thought of everything
No navigator to find my way home
Unladened, empty and turned to stone
A soul in tension that’s learning to fly
Condition grounded but determined to try
Can’t keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I
Friction lock – set.
Mixture – rich
Propellers – fully forward
Flaps – set – 10 degrees
Engine gauges and suction – check
Mixture set to maximum percent – recheck
Flight instruments…
Altimeters – check both
(garbled word) – on
Navigation lights – on
Strobes – on
(to tower): Confirm 3-8-Echo ready for departure
(tower): Hello again, this is now 129.4
(to tower): 129.4. It’s to go.
(tower): You may commence your takeoff, winds over 10 knots.
(to tower): 3-8-Echo
Easy on the brakes. Take it easy. Its gonna roll this time.
Just hand the power gradually, and it…
Above the planet on a wing and a prayer,
My grubby halo, a vapour trail in the empty air,
Across the clouds I see my shadow fly
Out of the corner of my watering eye
A dream unthreatened by the morning light
Could blow this soul right through the roof of the night
There’s no sensation to compare with this
Suspended animation, A state of bliss
Can’t keep my mind from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

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  1. says: Adriano Tardoque

    Nesta magnífica noite de luar incandescente, nada mais incrível do que este inspiradíssimo vídeo com trilha sonora do PINK FLOYD. Maravilhoso!

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