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Butterflies And Zen

By Mike Everleth ⋅ April 19, 2009

Here is Jennifer MacMillan‘s lovely It Is Repose in the Light. It’s short, it’s silent, it’s embedded above: Please watch it.

While the term “zen film” isn’t one I’ve come across too much, it’s a term I would use to describe this film. Trying to achieve zen is a form of spirituality and this is a film that seems designed to help with meditation. The slowing down of the flapping butterfly wings mirrors the slowing down of the breath that one does during zen meditation. While the film is very short — just a minute long — it holds an image that would work well played on an infinite loop. One minute isn’t very long for a meditation session, but repeated for even just 10 or 20 minutes, this would be perfect.

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