Friday, May 25, 2012

Lyrical Musing: Running Up That Hill

2012.05 Edinburgh (93 of 107)
Last Friday I posted one of the photos I took at Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and Tezzie mentioned it made her think of "Running Up that Hill" by Kate Bush. I love that song and have now spent the last week listening to it - although truth be told, I actually prefer the cover version by Placebo.

2012.05 Edinburgh (96 of 107)
Every time I listen I found myself wondering what it would be like to change places for just a bit with someone we love. How would it change the way to interact and treat each other? I suspect it would make us kinder and more patient and might even change the way we see ourselves.

2012.05 Edinburgh (98 of 107)
While I know I can't actually switch places, my goal for the next week is to at least try and see something from some else's perspective and see how it changes my actions and reactions.

2012.05 Edinburgh (105 of 107)
These photos are some of the others I took at Arthur's Seat - a dormant volcano that provides the most amazing views of Edinburgh.

Do you like the Placebo or Kate Bush version best?

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12 comments:

R Montalban said...

I like both these versions, and the one which was on The Voice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5Y8rYDv1jU too.

Weather is nice here now so might just go for a run up this hill at the weekend ;-) Dexter loves doing it with Marvin & Carly

Clinton Painter said...

I think I like the Kate Bush version. But both are great! Thanks for sharing these great photos.

justine said...

beautifully captured and now I have Kate bush in my head! I used to love that song

i.ikeda said...

Oooh, I love that song, but I think I'm a fan of the Placebo version a little more than Kate Bush. There's just something about his voice that make the song kind of haunting.

Beautiful pictures!

Punctuation Mark said...

never heard that song but you're so true in trying to see things from a different perspective.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I've always liked that song, but never heard the Placebo version until now. Love it.

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

Oh I need to listen to the version now!

These photos are stunning, Jamie! As always, just love your photography xo

Susan said...

Love these images Jamie. Strangely I think we are often most unkind to ourselves. I know I can be very hard on myself without realizing-and if I were someone else I would be much kinder and gentler. Great thoughts.
As for these hills. I've recently started spinning classes (about killing me) and the instructor keeps talking about "hills". My mind sees some much like these.
Hope you're doing well and not working too much. Happy weekend my friend.

Christianna said...

That's an awesome song! I actually prefer Little Boots cover best! I posted it on the blog a few days ago, or last week!

This is Belgium said...

gorgeous landscape and captures !

Stampmouse said...

i think I like the placebo version better. you always find the best music thanks

Tezzie said...

Aw...I just noticed the link. Thanks for the shout out :) Love these photos...just what I need; even MORE incentive to visit Scotland! LOL. (and, gotta put my vote on Kate :D)

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