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This caught my attention for two reasons. First, it is beautiful to the ear and touching to the heart. Second, it takes advantage of the world wide contact of people with the technology of today in a very creative way.

In a world obsessed with war, imaginary boundaries, and those who define themselves through trinkets and social status, it refreshes and invigorates the soul to see something so beautiful shared by so many with a purpose so pure. ~blog post

When I think about all religion, and all the confusion over whether or not there is a God, and whose rendition of it is right, this lets me know that ultimately, the spirit is greater than can ever be comprehended or contained by a book, or a person, or a point of view.

We are all connected, and we can all make beauty together, if given the chance. This is my religion! ~blog post

An email from my friend said his wife wanted me to see and experience this video. It was kind of long. She was a little apologetic for that. The same video is at TED Talks embedded below. TED as you know is rich with inspirational content. Look around and visit it often.

So, I eventually clicked the link to watch. I soon realized how cool an idea this was. The linking of people all over the world by a common direct thread was a stroke of genius. As soon as the first choir's performance started, tears came to my eyes. It is deeply moving for most people judging from the blog comments.

Let Eric Whitacre tell his own story below. Please share.

Here is the link for the simpler video window. It is presented on a simple screen with no extras to distract.

Originally posted to Jim in IA on Sat Apr 16, 2011 at 11:10 AM PDT.

Also republished by DKos Sangha and SciTech.

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