Tales for Yuletide

The Little Match Girl

Though it isn’t yet Dec 22 ( the day after Solstice) I never know where I will be or what I will be doing. With my partner and companion still laid up from a serious surgery in November things have been unpredictable.  I also see that many of my old blogging friends have slowed down as I have.

Nevertheless, it was my dream ever since I posted previously about Hans Christian Anderson’s  The Little Match Girl, to try to bring that poignant and classic tale to life in a video story form (called machinima). I finally realized it with the help of an online virtual platform that I blended with my real life photography.  Now I see that there are many versions on YouTube already (of course), but, nevertheless, I will add my own visual interpretation of the story.  I was honoured that someone actually played it for her elementary school class and that people cried. Yet, there is such simplicity and beauty to the story of a little girl’s transcendent visions, of poverty and suffering,  and of the journey of the soul to find heaven.

 

first a few photos –   Winter, the time of dreaming

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Dagmar’s Dream

 

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The Virtual Dickens Project

This is a group of storytellers called the Seanchai Library who re-create the world of Dickens every December in which to bring Scrooge to life in voice and virtual reality immersion. Many of them work in real theater or in libraries.

 

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Memorial Park in Winter

 

 and so we come to my Christmas Project

The Little Match Girl

(Dagmar Productions)

turn up sound

 

also posted on Youtube under CybeleMoon

 

Link to the secret chord!

33 Comments Add yours

  1. Cyebel I just wanted to stop by and say hello..life changes and the difficult part is that we must change with it…yet most of us refuse..this is where the problem begins ..hang in there..have a Merry..and a great New Year

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  2. My eyes are moist … dear Cybele! Such a beautiful video .. thank you so much for sharing.Merry Christmas my friend x

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    1. oh thank you Julie!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

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  3. A haunting tale, beautifully and creatively told Cybele.

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    1. thank you so much my friend! All the best of the season to you!

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  4. As this video shows, you really are talented and creative. My Grandmother told me this tale when I was quite young but then she was brought up with Victorian ‘tear-jerkers’
    [even so these Matchgirls were plucky enough to go on strike in 1888 – http://thevictorianist.blogspot.com/2010/10/with-london-travellers-today-being.html%5D

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    1. wonderful Laura!! Thank you! and thank you for your kind comment!

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  5. It’s so moving and beautiful! xx

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    1. I’m so glad you liked it Deb! thanks my friend!

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  6. solaner says:

    Great video. Well done, Cybele

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    1. I’m happy you liked it! Thank you!

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  7. Thanks for taking me into your dream world, marvelous work.

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    1. thank you Sally!! That means a lot!

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  8. Glauco Ulcigrai says:

    “The Little Match Girl” story is always moving and also very current in its meaning!
    Fabulous machinima. A work of art! Great CybeleMoon!!!
    Un abbraccio a te!

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    1. so good to hear from you Glauco!! Hugs sent!! Thank you!

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  9. paula graham says:

    Oh my….the whole post is so stunning, so lovely, it touched my heart so and I too so desired to see my dead loved ones again. Thank you for this post.

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    1. thanks so much for that wonderful compliment!!

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  10. disperser says:

    Very nice.

    Happy, Merry, Best of the Holidays for you and yours.

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    1. thanks Emilio!!! Season’s Blessings!

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  11. Sue says:

    Ah, beautifully presented, Hannah!

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    1. so happy you liked it Sue! Thank you!

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      1. Sue says:

        You are most welcome!

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  12. That was a beautiful video, Cybele!

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    1. I so appreciate that Crow!!

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  13. Darlene says:

    The video is so beautiful. An excellent telling of this poignant story. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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    1. and to you Darlene, thank you!

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  14. Wow! I always have a tough time with that story and you’ve presented it so beautifully. I find it hard to believe that Christmas is already just around the corner. Just in case, I’ll go ahead and wish you and yours a blessed Merry Christmas!

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    1. and to you and yours Linda!! Thank you my friend.

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  15. How could that not touch your heart. Truly beautiful. 💖☘️

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    1. thank you so much George!!!

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      1. Suzanne says:

        Absolutely exquiisite video Cybele. Thank you so much.

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      2. I”m so pleased you liked it Suzanne!

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      3. Suzanne says:

        It’ beautiful 😀

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