Thursday 29 August 2013

Birthday Present

I have had the most wonderful childhood ever. One of the main reasons is that I have spent it with my two brothers and my sister. We didn’t spend our childhood years playing computer games like a lot of kids nowadays do. Instead we used to play outside, in the woods, climbing trees, driving bicycles, being chased by some rude village dogs, inventing all kinds of games with things we found in the nature and even steeling cherries from our neighbour. All of my three siblings grew into the most amazing individuals. Also, every one of them is very open, creative and visionary in their own way. Today I will mention only one of them: It is my brother Danijel Kralj who is a professional classical guitarist and a guitar builder. Can you imagine that he is giving his concerts on a guitar that he had built by himself (with the help of our father)? After he wrote his Master’s thesis about building a classical guitar he decided that it would be only natural to build one as well. 

My brother Danijel Kralj

Work in progress, building guitars.

Few months ago, he sent me a mail with a birthday present video. He was way too early, but he couldn’t wait. Well, afterwards I had to be patient till my birthday, which was last week, to show you this video. So, here it is: the most creative birthday present ever. Danijel both composed and played the music for the video. He also did all the filming and film cutting. He made this video on the sandy shores of Lake Neusiedl (Neusiedler See) in Austria with an assistance of the owner of my first turquoise soap dish. Thank you Verena! 

So, take a minute of your time and enjoy this dreamy melody. Also, you can check more of Danijel's videos here.