Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Music Video Ideas

The music video used the idea of old to new.  For example there was snow and then the leaves were traveling to find the new place where they belong.  It usually snows during the winter time, and when the leaves found a tree it was spring time. Since it was spring time it shows that it is a new year or a new beginning because the snow is gone. The idea that the leaves found a new tree symbolizes their new beginning.  They are beginning a new life in a new place.

celestial model

My name, Geraldine Valdovinos, is of Germanic origin and it means spear ruler.  Personal meaning I don’t think it has any, my parents just found my name in a book and decided to name me that because they liked the name.

My sacred center would be my children; because of them I have continued my education.  My children have helped me to see the world in different ways and also helped to see a meaning in life.  They have helped me grow as a person and become who I am at this point in time.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fish on land

In the song “Fish on Land,” Lhasa De Sela uses the symbols and archetypes of a fish, water, and transformation to express the theme of life’s struggles.  According to Anthony Stevens, “Water symbolizes the whole of potentiality: it is the fons et origo, substance from which all forms come and to which they will return” (130). The struggle of life is not an easy journey: “A fish on land gasping for breath” (Lhasa De Sela). Once he overcame the struggles in his life, “he grew and he became a man” and completed his transformation (Lhasa De Sela ).

photo from space

Thursday, September 13, 2012


 A dream that I have had is that I was in Bora Bora.  I was laying on the sandy beach, and I was watching the clear blue ocean water.  Because I was laying on the beach for so long, I got a sun burn.  However, that did not stop me from having fun, and I had a great time the rest of the time I was there.