posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 08:50 PM
Very interesting thread. Before we moved to the Caribbean, my Bride and I used to enjoy the Highland Games -- mostly in California. I
participated in the Kaber Toss, and m'Bride danced. I know that there is a fair amount of Scottish heritage on my mother's side.
1. How did this music from the video make you feel? Kind of melancholy. Bagpipes stir a chord in me, and so many people marching. It was odd in
a way...... I felt like they should've been walking slower. The song is in 4/4 time, and they were walking on the beats. Silly thing to comment
on, I suppose...... Felt like they should've been walking in half-time.
2. Did you feel strong emotions? Yes. Almost always do. I also felt like saluting, for some reason. Pride. Honor. Justice....... you know,
old-fashioned concepts that olde pharts like me talk about.
3. Did it make you feel like crying? No, but it might have had I been there on the field.
4. Did the music make you feel combative or ready for a fight? No. It felt more to me like a lament for those fallen. Perhaps my quasi-military
past influenced that though.
5. Did this music from the video give you mental flashes of other lives you lived and this song was being played? No, it did not, and I watched it
once, and after reading the questions decided to watch again, then another time with eyes closed, just receptive and listening. I visualized ground
fog and boisterous laughter and hunting tartans, however, I still have the tartan I once wore and I've been to Scotland twice, so I kind of doubt
that to be a regressive-type memory. I do think it's possible that there might be such a thing as a cellular memory in regard to ancestry.
I've had a fascination and a somewhat latent skill for heavy hand-held weaponry. I used to look pretty cool in a kilt, and who could resist a
reason to wear a dirk?