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when i was a kid, my favorite thing to do was lie under trees and look up at the sunlight flickering through the branches waving in the wind. i felt like God lived in trees and i could talk to Him through the sun... i still feel like that. i can't describe the feeling it gives me.... i've tried many times and failed miserably at capturing in words just how special it makes me feel. it's beyond explanation. i really don't know why it's so meaningful - it just is. .
when my parents built our famously huge Bort-Fort in the late 80's, we planted 2 huge trees in the backyard together, and those trees have meant more to me than most people in my life. unfortunately, a few weeks ago - we had to chop those trees down... 32-year-old trees... my magical trees... the trees that have healed my heart time after time, the trees that hold my wishes and prayers... the trees i wept to God in... the weeks leading up to their demise were some of the saddest weeks of my life, and mourning those trees and what they meant to me has been so much harder than i could ever explain.
it feels dumb to say out loud - but those trees were part of us... part of me... and now they're gone. like all things - they eventually had to leave. and i miss them... i miss them so much, i have tears rolling down my cheeks as i type this. it's like a sudden death happened and i'm lost and confused and mourning my loved ones.
i get unbelievably sad when i look out into our empty backyard, now... it's not the same... i don't even want to look out there... i don't even want to live here, anymore. my heart is broken, and i miss my magical trees.
this video is to honor them. they made me feel so special, and calm, and peaceful, and like i mattered, and like everything was going to be okay. they made me grateful to be me - because i got to grow under them... with them.
MUSIC: "Love" by yehezkel raz
music licensing//song: https://artlist.io/song/17216/love-you
music licensing//artist: https://artlist.io/artist/614/yehezke...
CAMERAS: all footage shot on my little Android Galaxy S9
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