Lyric video for Leonard's song "Traveling Light"

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Lyric video for Leonard's song "Traveling Light"

Postby jarkko » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:03 pm

From Caryn Hanlon of Sony Music:
Hi all - I wanted to alert you to a lyric video for Leonard's song "Travelling Light" that will be posted by the creator Sammy Slabbinck at about 4pm Belgium time (10am ET). Here's Sammy's Facebook page for you to keep an eye on:
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Re: Lyric video for Leonard's song "Traveling Light"

Postby icecreamtruck » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:04 am

This is so incredibly beautiful and generous. This is NOT your average lyric video. It's very important to see this.
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Re: Lyric video for Leonard's song "Travelling Light"

Postby tularosa » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:56 pm

Work of art! The last picture is very moving and makes me cry
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Re: Lyric video for Leonard's song "Traveling Light"

Postby irundel » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:49 pm

jarkko wrote:From Caryn Hanlon of Sony Music:
Hi all - I wanted to alert you to a lyric video for Leonard's song "Travelling Light" that will be posted by the creator Sammy Slabbinck at about 4pm Belgium time (10am ET). Here's Sammy's Facebook page for you to keep an eye on:
https://m.facebook.com/SammySlabbinckCollage
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Postby mutti » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:20 pm

This is so beautiful...heartbreaking, heartwarming and a great song.
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Traveling Light video with unseen late-in-life footage by Sammy Slabbinck

Postby itamarhaber » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:48 pm

Opens with Leonard on the porch reflecting on his health... LC:
I feel a lot stronger, but actually I'm a lot weaker.
It's true man! I wake up in my bed before you know... And I feel like... That's how I used to feel.
You know... Not exactly but... You know...
And then I swing my legs off the bed and I try to stand up!
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Re: Lyric video for Leonard's song "Traveling Light"

Postby HugoD » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:39 pm

Very moving, thanks!
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Re: Lyric video for Leonard's song "Traveling Light"

Postby Joe Way » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:45 am

That is a wonderful collage put together with his magnificent, touching song. There is a balcony that he sits upon both when he is younger and older-is that Montreal? Also there is an image of him with an unidentfied black man-Jesse Jackson?

The final images are so touching. Our Leonard in one of his final walks. The introductory passages help to frame it so well. Thank you to all responsible including his great family.

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Re: Lyric video for Leonard's song "Traveling Light"

Postby mat james » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:12 am

love it
makes me feel happy and melancholy, simultaneously
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Re: Lyric video for Leonard's song "Traveling Light"

Postby holydove » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:39 pm

Yes, this is so touching & heartbreaking & beautiful!! And so wonderful & amazing to see that Leonard was still smiling & laughing, even during that extremely painful & difficult time...

I want to add my thanks to all who were involved in creating & posting this.

Joe Way wrote: There is a balcony that he sits upon both when he is younger and older-is that Montreal?
The balcony that young Leonard sits on is in Montreal; the balcony that older Leonard sits on is in Los Angeles.
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Postby vickiwoodyard » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:29 pm

I feel it is very therapeutic for those of us who are mourning him. Why do I say that? Because we are let in on how things were at the very end. And we so wanted to know that. If you have seen anyone near death, that is how they look. All bones. As I watched it, I understood that death was taking him. There was no wishing for him to return to that suffering body. And yet, as you said, he accepted it as best he could. He had things in order. Things will bloom beautifully in his gracious absence. In his ever-present love.
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Postby lizzytysh » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:41 am

Yes, emotionally and physically, it was clear that death was taking him. A good way of phrasing that. This video unequivocally makes it clear that Leonard was ready to depart his physical position of powerlessness. This is a comfort in trying to adjust to his absence.
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Re: Lyric video for Leonard's song "Traveling Light"

Postby MaryB » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:44 pm

Such a beautiful video. It gave me chills. Thank you to all involved.
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Re: Lyric video for Leonard's song "Traveling Light"

Postby B4real » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:18 am

Thank you Adam and Sammy for access to this video.
I know exactly where all the previous video clips come from and they are blended thoughtfully with the new footage.

I have tried a few times to comment about what I see but the right words wouldn’t come. One word alone now resonates – bittersweet. Other words have surfaced but they’re not mine. At the end of the video as “he looked once behind his shoulder” more of LC’s words kept ringing in my ears, “walk me to the corner, our steps will always rhyme” and “look at me Leonard, look at me one last time”....

I know death is an inevitable part of life; we all have numbers on our backs. Not so long ago I watched another brave person, my mother become skin and bone like that and she died in my arms. I am undoubtedly the most positive person I know but I’m struggling with all this and I fear my heart will never be the same again....
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