Saying Good-bye – Moving On

Extremely moving video, especially if you have lost someone close to you or are caring for someone who is near the end of life.

Moving On

Walking down this road
When my pulse beats slow,
Hope to have you close at hand.
When this cycle ends,
Will it start again?
Will we recognize old friends?

I’m on my way,
Soon be moving on my way,
Leave a little light on,
Leave a little light on.
– James Lawrence Gott, James Patrick Glennie, Mark Hunter, Saul Davies, Timothy Booth

‘Moving On’  is a song from the album La Petite Mort by James – an English rock band from Manchester.

The song was inspired by the death of lead singer Tim Booth’s mother as well as the loss of his best friend, Gabrielle. Tim described these deaths as also feeling like a potential for rebirth.

The Video animator, Ainslie Henderson explained the motivation for the video: “Some days later this [death-rebirth] conversation echoes around my mind while I’m listening to ‘Moving On.’ I walk past a typical Scottish woollen knitwear shop. My eyes flit over a ball of wool in the window while the word ‘unwinding’ is sung.”

Video Credits:

Directed by ainslie henderson
Animation by ainslie henderson, Michael Hughes
Model Making by Tobias Feltus

10 thoughts on “Saying Good-bye – Moving On

    • I don’t know how to make the hearts either…
      My husband’s dad passed on a few years ago. My Dad is experiencing more and more health issues (I tell him he has, at age 93, reached his ‘Best Before Date’.)
      I thought this video was a very touching way of showing the transition to letting go.

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      • My mom “lingered” in the hospital for almost a week after a series of small strokes; she’d occasionally seem to improve, then have another stroke. About three hours before she passed, she looked at me with total clarity and a gaze that said, “Why am I still here?” (at that point, she couldn’t speak). She was clearly ready; unfortunately (and despite the circumstances) most of the family members in the room with her weren’t. It’s hard to let go, even when you know its inevitable.

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