Today I present a special two-part edition of the Weekly Mash-Up. It represents the very first mash ups to add to my collection of special Bel Ami video edits since Bella’s migration to her new home. For this edit of the sweetly romantic and passionate scene between Harris Hilton and Erik Bouna, I wanted to try something a little different: a little more ‘softcore’ in terms of my editing and ‘re-writing’ of this scene. Both of these guys exhibited such a deep and marvelous report in their interaction with one another that I wanted that to take center stage instead of the usual abbreviation of their sex scene. Their foreplay was so beautifully passionate and romantic it was what I wanted to capture in my edit. And again, the tempo of the music was the prime dictator of the overall tone of this clip, as well as aided in what I’ve elected to show.
For the story of this ‘writing’ of the clip, I imagined that it was the day after they had spent the previous night together and now one of them has to depart. Even established lovers find it difficult at times to depart one another perhaps after a weekend together, a holiday from school/college and they have to go their separate ways, even if the departure is only temporary. Still, it doesn’t make that feeling any more painful and even devastating to the heart and soul of the one bearing the burden of the ‘loss’. It’s not a death so much as a loss of the other person’s presence, or the loss of the ‘vibration of one’s essence’, never knowing when or if they will ever see the other again.
People walk in and out of our lives like waiters in a busy diner, each one bringing something with them to touch us in ways we never would expect: friends, lovers, partners, spouses, acquaintances. The essence of what we are has been defined perhaps not so much by what we do in our lives, but in the lives of all those we have touched. We sacrifice a little of our lives within our interactions with others no matter who they happen to be. It’s those moments that make up the core fiber of our memories, our dreams. And it’s what brings about all this great art: the emotional traffic as it were that gets transformed into ever lasting beauty. Artists make it look so very simple. Trust me. It’s a lot harder than it looks.
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