Through vivid animation, this short video from TED-Ed brings to life the story of Annapurna, the Hindu goddess of food and nourishment.
This short film adapts a poem by the former US Poet Laureate Tracy K Smith, whose father worked on the Hubble as one of NASA’s first Black engineers, with meticulously crafted visuals from the Brazilian animation director Daniel Brunson to create a wondrous ode to our desire to know the Universe.
Strange to feel so drawn these days to the She-Wolf,
the wild rose of Italian cinema.
I’m weary of
celibacy he says, eyes on the Elgin Centaurs,
battling warrior-boys forever-father
Denise, a 20 year old girl visits nearly every day the Viennese ‘Prater’ amusement park to take some rides with the electronic ‘Tagada’ carousel because it helps her to get over her past.
When she closes her eyes, she sees the room’s ceiling
fill first with billowing shadows, then a pinpoint of
light that blooms into a blue-black shining, then
the brilliant blue of coronal plasma that could
be the widening eye of God.
If you cut off your right hand and bury it in the garden,
it will grow into a little daughter with wings instead of arms.