By Holly Aronoff
Today marks the nine-year anniversary of the documentary titled One Day on Earth that was filmed 10-10-10 with footage of virtually every country on the planet chronicling the events of one single day. The filmmaker, Kyle Ruddick, who organized the documentary, edited footage from approximately 192 countries—-involving more than 7,000 people. The film’s creators categorized everything into different segments according to activities, which featured babies being born, people falling in love, getting married, going to prison, dying from illness, soldiers marching, people making music, the art of dancing, preparing and eating food, consumption and shopping, disposing of copious trash, restoring the environment, performing religious ceremonies, praying, communing with nature, etcetera.
This film brilliantly highlighted how at any given moment folks are living the magic of the mundane, for example, people around the globe are in a yoga class right now, chanting Om or flowing through a vinyasa, demonstrating how interconnected we ALL are. The Dalai Lama said, “all these minds, different views, different thoughts, interconnected.” This brings great hope when I feel particularly alone or forlorn or depressed by disheartening news headlines. I now read the news differently with the ever-present realization that there are so many beautiful, life-affirming stories not being told today, that are happening right now as I write this, as I breathe… right now.
Holly wrote these moving sentiments on October 10, 2019. Holly teaches prenatal yoga Fridays at 9:30 am and also bravely teaches an early morning class on Wednesdays at 5:30 am. You can read more about Holly on our teacher page.