After my relaxing afternoon, I headed to Screenland (best theater in kansas city!) to see Baraka - which was a perfect way to celebrate Earth Day. This film is about an hour and a half long - with no words. Just amazing footage of nature, animals and people from 24 countries. There is a huge contrast in the images, from the peaceful quiet mountains to a rush of traffic to watching meditations...just really showing the beauty of our earth and the good and bad of mankind.
If you get a chance to see this movie please do, it was so amazing. Theres also someone on youtube that has broken it down into 10 pieces - maybe watch a little at a time. But realize that you'll watch one piece that will calm you and make you feel so at peace... and then the next will make you ashamed to be a part of humanity.
From the website, "Baraka is an ancient Sufi word, which can be translated as 'a blessing, or as the breath, or essence of life from which the evolutionary process unfolds.' "