One Tiny Dancer, a Dozen Stories United in Joy, Sorrow, Love, Anger, Pain, Innocence, Anticipation, Experiencing Life.

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One Tiny Dancer, a Dozen Stories United in Joy, Sorrow, Love, Anger, Pain, Innocence, Anticipation, Experiencing Life.

...All Being Human.


I play YouTube videos in the background while I work at night, most of these I just listen to, and then once in a while I pay attention to the art and the story displayed in a few of these.

Recently I noticed that Google and YouTube have been joining with a few artists to create some very good music videos, one of which is Elton John’s song from 4 decades ago.

A song that old people like myself remember from our youth, and now I see it brought back to life and telling a new story, or a dozen stories, while pleasing my ears with memories of a lifetime ago.

All the stories sharing a glimpse of lives, experiences, joys and aspirations, yet leaving us wondering and hoping to learn more.

And as my friend Fr. Placid would likely muse, all "Being Human".

It would be nice to sit down with many of them to share a cup of coffee, conversation, and the stories of our lives.

  • We start with the old lady with the bright red hair, colored glasses and look of someone who has lived an interesting life. Finding joy in her vape, the sunshine, and selling her trinkets so that she can get by.
  • Her colored glasses remind me of the colored glasses of the young girls in the next story, young party girls, cruising to Tiny Dancer in a convertible taking selfies while laughing, singing and eating Twizzlers.
  • The Skater girl cruising across LA on her skateboard, enjoying the sunshine, listening to tunes, arrives at her destination and rages out on a car in a suburban neighborhood. Perhaps a cheating boyfriend or someone else that has inspired pain and anger in her life.
  • Three young girls, out for the night in their fancy gowns, perhaps coming home from the prom or a quinceañera. The innocence of youth, too young for a date, still enjoying time with their best friends and enjoying dreams of the future.
  • Another young woman, finding acceptance and companionship in a smoke-filled station wagon, then later satisfying the munchies with a burger at Imes.
  • The sad and desperate look of a woman lingering outside of a liquor store, the look I have seen so many times in people living on the street, dirty, lost, scared, and lonely. Sobbing back in her car as she clutches that tell-tale chip of sobriety, again listening to the Tiny Dancer.
  • A valet finds joy taking a little too long parking a hot sportscar while listening to Tiny Dancer and cruising the city.
  • Another old man plays accordion in the streets, with a face showing a history in his eyes, a story that would be worth some time, and a cup of coffee, to learn.
  • Then the young mother, stranded on a hot summer highway, finding joy, spending tender time with her infant while feeding him and dancing along with the Tiny Dancer.
  • Marilyn and the Cowboy.
  • A lonely man and his peculiar pet.
  • Saying goodbye to a friend.
  • Keeping the peace on the streets of LA.

So many stories, all leaving the watcher wanting to learn more.

Well done Elton John and the producers at YouTube.


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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I really enjoyed this.  I even bookmarked it so my wife can watch

Feb 26, 2019 07:12 PM #1
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Bob Crane - Every now and then, it pays to take a trip down Memory Lane. I also enjoyed your blog post and listening to the music video too. Elton John composed some wonderful original music.


Feb 26, 2019 07:26 PM #2
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Bob,

Very SoCal. Feeling warm despite the winter already.

Feb 26, 2019 08:09 PM #3
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Bob - very nice video and I enjoyed hearing the music again.

Feb 27, 2019 04:46 AM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning and thanks, Bob.  I enjoyed watching this video very much.  

Feb 27, 2019 06:32 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Bob. I listened and watched the video too and really enjoyed it.

Feb 27, 2019 06:42 AM #6
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Music is pretty amazing and connects us all in very intimate ways. Thanks for sharing this one, Bob. 

Feb 28, 2019 09:24 AM #7
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