Dear Kate Bush,
Thank you for this song (and so many others that have shaken me over the years) and its perfectly matched shadowpuppet video — I watched it a few times and held my old girl with all my might. You remain amazing.
Seriously, you’ve got to watch this video. It’s touching and heartbreaking in one stroke… I’ve got a sweet old dog that’s been with me for over ten years now and she’s not as spritely or goofy as she used to be, but this is what I imagine her dreams are like. The background in the video looked an awful lot like butter LONDON All Hail the Queen so put two coats of that over a base of white (it’s pretty thin and a 3rd coat probably would have been a good idea if I needed it to stand alone, but the texture of the video background isn’t entirely consistent either so I rolled with the streaks and spots… plus the color’s pretty enough that it barely matters). Once that dried I used some black acrylic paint to add in some scenes from the video: the house, the homecoming (tearjerker!), the dog running around in the trees and then a shot from waiting by the clock (backwards order from the video if you’re reading nails left-right obviously).
Now go hug your dog(gies).