"Inspiration for this animation was my own near death experience. Although it is impossible to convey it in any form, this is very poor attempt to visualize it.
Life is the mystery experience. It's happening now. Something wonderfully mysterious is going on. We're conscious of being alive, but we don't know what life is. How astonishing!
We inhabit a vast universe, but we don't know what the universe is. How amazing!
We're experiencing this moment but we don't know what this moment is. How intriguing!
If I examine this moment I see that I'm experiencing a tapestry of shapes and colours that I call the 'world'. But what is the world? I'm experiencing thoughts and feelings arising in my mind. But where do they come from? I feel certain that I exist. But I don't know why I exist. How bewildering!
Life is utterly mysterious it takes my breath away. Yet normally I go about my business as if being alive was nothing remarkable. I pretend I know what's going on, when really I don't. I act as if I understand what it is to be a human being, when actually it is an enormous enigma of mind-boggling proportions. The greatest mystery of life is life itself. What happens after death is part of that primordial mystery."
Olafur Arnalds - This Place Was A Shelter