“To Breathe as One” – what does it mean?


Maybe you have wondered why Estonian Song and Dance Celebration in 2009 was named “To Breathe as One”. I`ll try to explain with the help of Estonian Song and Dance Celebration Foundation who came to this name at first place.

“It is not a coincidence that in the Estonian language the word’s “soul” and “breathing” come from the same stem. One word developed from the other, because breathing and soul are connected. Even so closely connected that if you breathe in the same rhythm with someone, with a little luck it is possible to see his soul. The same magic works when tens and thousands breathe as one. They look for the right place in a hurry, gasping for breath. They hold their breath in anticipation. They rejoice from their heart and soul. This is when the souls of one nation meet. It is breathtakingly beautiful. By breathing as one, history can be changed. The vibrations of the soul create a resonance that has broken iron and brought down political regimes. But it is not the only aim of breathing as one. This celebration unites us with those who sang and danced before us, as well as with our contemporaries whose soul may go unnoticed in the everyday rat race. When people breathe as one, it does not matter whether you face the audience of the performers of whether you are somewhere else instead. When you breathe with others as one, your soul is there.

It is time for a nation to breathe as one again.”

I hope this helped to solve “the riddle” 🙂

Source of the article: http://www.laulupidu.ee/eng/celebration_in_2009/

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