Life is Color (and 250,000 bouncy balls)…


I could not take my eyes off this soothing and mesmerizing video clip.

It reminded me of bouncy balls (on steroids) in my childhood.

Settle in and watch 250,000 colored balls being dropped down Filbert and Leavenworth Streets in one of the world’s greatest cities – San Francisco.

José González (one of my favorite artists) sings “Heartbeats” for the catchy background music.

Set your troubles away for 2.5 minutes – – forget about your work week – – kick back – – and enjoy.


One night of magic rush
the start a simple touch
one night to push and scream
and then relief
ten days of perfect tunes
the colors red and blue
we had a promise made
we were in love
to call for hands of above
to lean on
wouldn’t be good enough for me,
no to call for hands of above
to lean on
wouldn’t be good enough

Thank you for the inspiration…and The Inspiration Room for background details.


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  1. This made me cry; Jose is beautiful, and the clip was utterly romantic.
    What a shame it was an advertisement. : (


  2. Oooh. Nicely formatted post. What’s your secret? 😀


    • LOL. Funny you should ask. Some guy out of hinterlands in Wisconsin who I don’t know, decides to tuck me under his wing and teach me more in 15 minutes than I learned in 6 months wading around in the mist and fog. Bless those like him who are kind enough to help out of the simple goodness of their heart. Pay it forward I guess. And we will. Yes we will. Dave


  3. that can’t be real…lol.I like the frog jumping out of the drain!…peace Jaz


  4. Wonders and colors and love and rejoicing.


  5. Wonderul. I enjoyed this so much. I was smiling all the way through. Now, how did the frog fit in. That was so unexpected and funny. Thanks for sharing. We do live in a very colorful world.



  6. Totally mesmerizing…for the first 30 seconds I couldn’t shake that this video was fake even though I knew it wasn’t. What a cool concept. And yes, the frog jumping out of the drain is hilariously awesome!! Thanks for posting – that was really nice to read/watch on a Friday afternoon 🙂


  7. Hi,
    That was great, they did a good job on the video, but I loved it when the frog jumped out, that looked unreal. 😀


  8. Pretty cool DK. Thanks for sharing. ATG


  9. This is great, Thanks you. 🙂


  10. Great video…sitting there watching made me feel that I wish I could do that and let 250,000 roll!! Had Chase watch with me. I don’t care if you are a kid or an adult everyone wishes they could do that. Thanks for another great piece.


  11. Beautiful. Love the colours. I work in a shop where a blind man’s Alsatian dog knocked a box of bouncy balls across the floor and the poor dog went crazy trying to go for every ball at once, one of the funniest things I’ve seen!….I can’t help but imagine what that dog would do if he was on that video! Lol


  12. That was an awesome bit of creativity… It reminds me of children going crazy with bouncy balls X 250,000. The volume and maybe the speed of some of those balls could have dangerous, but adding in a couple of children into the clip would have been interesting … to see the reaction of children in slow motion would have been priceless.

    Thanks for sharing this David!


  13. Reblogged this on IXENI and commented:
    Reminds me of Seurat.


  14. love this video!!



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