If you watched Sesame Street as a kid, I am sure many of the segments left an indelible mark on your brain. Some of these marks can get buried, but when you happen to catch them as an adult, these segments can create a strange spasm of nostalgia, that bring everything from the times you watched it flooding back.
For me, it is the more abstract bits that get me. They sit, mostly forgotten and then…pow. I am back in the thick brown carpeted living room, laying with our family dog on the tweed couch mesmerized by sound and color.
This happened to me this morning when I click on the video for Sesame Street’s Geometry of Circles. The segment that started running on Sesame Street in the late 1970s consists of abstract animation paired with original orchestration by composer, Philip Glass. The end result is magical and I guess for me, unforgettable experience.