Author, photographer, painter and keynote speaker Elizabeth Murray in California sent me the link to this beautifully filmed video presented at the TED conference 2011. TED is all about ideas worth spreading. This presentation was given by Louie Schwartzberg award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer. His notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials. If you are able to take a moment to watch it it may help your way forward. Its just 10 minutes long and about smelling the roses. Don’t think it is just about religion…. It is also about concepts of culture; it’s about our earth; it’s about its people; it’s about nature; it’s about our environment; it’s about the universe, the gift of life and a project he calls happiness revealed. I had said that it was about more than God, but I have been challenged by someone who believes that there is nothing bigger than God. You may have a different view? This is a video about opening the mind to what it is possible to achieve as an individual, no matter what the odds may often seem. It is about the power of one, the growth of knowledge, and the importance of creativity, of having a respect for each other and our cultural mores. Most especially it is about inspiring imagination and about the ‘God’, that many also believes dwells within us all. Carolyn McDowall, The Culture Concept Circle September 2011
Carolyn McDowall FRSA has gained considerable experience and business acumen in her professional career. An independent cultural and social historian, Carolyn is an interior designer by trade. She has been involved in the creative sector for over thirty years in Australia; completing interior design projects, creating and producing innovative corporate and not-for profit (social profit) community events. She has over that time continuously conducted independent research , while designing, developing, and producing educational art and design history programs in conjunction with renowned specialist colleagues.