Mountain

Green Tunnel

by Kevin Gallagher

 

“Nnnnmmggg. Feeling Laaaazzzzyyyy this morning. Wha~aat? I have to get out of bed? Right… why exactly? Nnnnmm. Oh, the kids… they can’t feed themselves?”

Seriously folks, this weather is getting me down. I don’t know about you, but in my neck of the woods winter won’t leave. It just makes me want to go into hibernation until the leaves are on the trees, but who knows when that will even be? Winter has it’s boney fingers around our throats and she’s hanging on with frigid, slushy, windy, bitter, and raw resolve; and I’d like her to go away now.

So, as a result of my meteorologically induced laziness, and my desire to see green again, here’s a very quick post about a video that entertained me today. The way it was made is an interesting story, but I’ll just reprint it below. Told you… lazy.

What I enjoyed was that I seemed to zone out watching this video, and wondered if my Vitamin D deprived mind had become especially susceptible to hypnosis over the dreary winter months. Somehow I’ve now been ingrained with the deep desire to go hiking on the trails around my cottage this summer, and that sounds like the work of a hypnotist to me.

Ah, enough pathetic attempts at wit. Too… tired. Do what I did, flip on the video, put your elbow on the table and your chin atop your hand, focus your eyes maybe six inches beyond the screen, and watch 2,200 miles of American wilderness pass you by. If you don’t like it, well, I’ll hear your complaints when I wake up sometime in May.

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/20218520 w=500&h=283]

A six month journey along the 2,200 mile long Appalachian Trail, condensed and reinterpreted into five minutes of stop-motion. 
A full quality version is available for purchase on DVD. Go to smtgltd.bigcartel.com/‚Äč and look for it on Stephen Vitiello: Soundtracks. 

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