Friday, July 27, 2007

Season of Hope



It's that time again! And this time I'm lucky enough to be part of the International Infertility Film Festival organized by Bea. The first one happened round about the time I discovered this particular part of the blogosphere, and met the most wonderfully warm-hearted and supportive people that are part of IF-land.

I spent part of my winter vacation making this video, and couldn't have asked for a better way of relaxing - it was truly therapeutic. And now the time has come to share it with you all.

During the past few months I've really been trying hard not to fall prey to the feelings of despair and sadness that threatens to drown me every now and then. You all know how difficult that can be, but I'm taking it just one day at a time.

Anyone that experienced the heartache of Infertility first hand, know about the love-hate relationship we have with Hope. It's what carries us through the darkest days, and what hurts us most when we feel it's betrayal at the end of an unsuccessful cycle.

At a stage in my life when I'm past hoping for a pregnancy or even an adopted child, I've come to realize that hope has different forms, different dreams and different disguises. It's up to you to make it part of your life every single day, even those days when you feel like hiding from the world because the pain you experience is beyond explanation.

Dale Carnegie said: "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."

Whether your hope brings you a bundle of joy, or a joyful life despite realizing your biggest dream, don't give up on it!

Here is my submission for the 2nd International Infertility Film Festival:


Now go to the International Infertility Film Festival blog to see the other entries too, and don't forget to vote! ;)

22 comments:

Lori said...

I love what you've put together.

I need to go drink some water to rehydrate.

Well done!

Art said...

beautiful, teary, emotional, just lovely! Really well done!

Reproductive Jeans said...

So so so sweet..thanks for sharing with us!

Pamela Jeanne said...

As I said on the YouTube comments section: What a gorgeous set of images, music and thoughts -- all beautiful produced. Well done, Karen!

DD said...

This took my breath away. What else can I say about it, except thank you.

Mands said...

What a beautiful (and very professional) video clip. What video editing software did you use, and how long have you been doing videos?
(I am going into it as part of my job and could use any advice)
Once again, very poignant.

Z said...

your submission is beautiful in every way...the music, the pictures, the words and the feeling is all so beautiful. THANK YOU!

MLO said...

Wow...just, beautiful, wow.

Sarah said...

how lovely!

Vee said...

Lovely work. The images are gorgeous.

KarenO said...

Thank you so much for all your warm hearted comments, it really means a lot to me!

Mands, I used Windows Movie Maker. I'm not sure (it was just sitting there on my pc one day!) if it comes free with XP or with Microsoft Office. It's the very first video I made, so it tells you a lot about the user friendly interface of the program and the great help section it has!

Lord Straf-Bollinger said...

You know I can't feel it, Kareno, because I'm a man but I can empathize by imagining myself into it and what my friends who are girls say. It's like a denial of part of yourself, I imagine.

I love your blog and will feature it on Wednesday in the focus.

My Reality said...

Beautiful.

Zee said...

Thanks, KarenO. That was beautiful. And it made me cry. You're very talented!

Summer said...

You're images are like a poem. I was so very touched by your video.

wishingfor2 said...

I loved the piano music, and how everything was the same soft colors

~ jEN

Michele said...

beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!

Samantha said...

That was a beautiful video

Cibele said...

Relly well done... it spoke direct to my heart

xavier2001 said...

Wow, what a beautiful film, you brought many tears to my eyes. I admire your strength and grace as you move through this unbelivably hard point in your life. I wish you all the happiness and hope in the world.

Carole said...

Karen,
Beyond beautiful...and I have tears in my eyes and goosebumps.
~Carole

Drowned Girl said...

Lovely