Wednesday, September 02, 2009


Usually I try to avoid posting Youtube links but this time I want to share one with you.
If you don't know the movie "Snow Cake" with Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver you should go out and fetch it on DVD.

I saw the film some years ago and just stumbled into my favorite scene. It is about a made-up word called 'Dazlious'.

What would the world be like if every single person has at least one dazlious-moment a day?
I know several people that are able to sense those dazlious moments in their lifes and that they don't take them for granted.
On the other hand I know way more folks that completely ignore all the "dazlioism" that surrounds them because the stressful problems of all-day life seem to be overwhelming.

One dazlious moments on my last weekend was just a dry leaf. It was captured by two almost invisible strings of a spider's web and seemed to hover in mid air. I could make it gently swing by just exhaling. For a second it was pure poetry and absolutely dazlious.
The world can't be much of a bad place if it creates details like that, can it?

If your life lacks dazlious moments these days you can simply slow down for a minute and think about a tiny little moment that made you smile today. I am pretty sure there is at least one.


  1. Thank you for saying that. I usually try to slow down and enjoy those "dazlious" moments... but sometimes I forget. Thanks for reminding me. I'll keep my eyes open today.

  2. The moment with the leaf reminds me of "American Beauty": a plastic bag was there the focus of an art work of one moment...

  3. Ich mag diesen Namen.
    "dazlious, Daziolism"
    Er erinnert mich so an Tao, Dao, Taoismus, Daoism, ...

    thx for this update.

  4. You are not posting anymore...What happened? Something good or something bad?

  5. Just watched the movie, liked it very much. Thank you for the hint!