Olafur Arnalds - This Place Was A Shelter
Submitted 16 April, 2013. View all videos.


Very often, because of fear, people tend to hide in imaginary "shelters". Nowadays it can be anything, just a simple addiction. It separates you from your friends and relatives. It separates you from life. Then, you are not even aware of the time flying by and you become insensitive to your surroundings. However, sometimes an impulse may attempt to break you out from this stagnation. It gives you hope, that you can repair all inflicted harm and fix all mistakes you have made. But you have to be truly strong so you will not panic and not run away again out of fear of how the world has changed when you were hiding and not actually living.

We would like to present to you a story of such a man, who ran away once and now would like to leave his "shelter". Will he succeed? See for yourself. However, one should not wait with important decisions and actions too long. Our stay here is short and we are not sure what will happen to us in the afterlife. We must live our lifes fully and take our chances while we still can rather than get stuck in our own imaginary shelters.