Friday, April 25, 2008

May 10th is Pangea Day

Pangea was the name for the one continent of the world, before things shifted 250 million years ago and split into the current set of separate continents on which the human race now lives. You probably learned about it as we did, somewhere around third grade. The continents make a great puzzle for children, and the bright ones pick up on the fact that when laid out on the map, the pieces look like they fit together. And they do!

Pangea Day is a brilliant idea meant to reunite all the peoples of the world through the power of music and video. It will be broadcast on TV, the web, digital cinema and mobile phone. One of the highlights IMHO will be the Anthem Project. The Pangea Day website simply asks, "ever try singing another countries' national anthem?" And so it is that we will exchange anthems. Here France sings for America. This is beautiful and humbling. Thank you. Thank you, France.

More anthem videos can be found at the Pangea Day site, including America singing for Mexico.

Our hope for the intriguing Pangea concept is that technology will finally link the simplistic visual trait in many of us (as we view the event) to the complex creator also residing somewhere within, to finally harness this message that continues to echo through time.

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in Peace

No, we're not just dreamers. What would it take for each of us to spread a little more love? After all, there is little room in the world left for fools with armies. And aren't we all losing patience with the constant saber-rattling and battle cries of hate and fear?

A stronger, louder, clearer and more balanced message has been years in the making. Isn't it time we really listened?


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