This surreal video was Matthew Brown’s reality traveling through Israel.

A quiet moment in a chaotic country. Photo by Matthew Brown

There’s a reason that travel and philosophy are closely linked. Travel alters your reality.

The you that arrives in a new place is different that the you that leaves.

Matthew Brown’s video is just one example of video’s power to illustrate our own travel realities. In the video’s description he writes,

“The conglomerate of things happening in that tiny, but EPIC country (it’s smaller than New Jersey!) packed a punch like a bustling beehive. I was overwhelmed and totally let Israel envelope me.”

The clipped scenes and tight, almost spastic, editing present this sentiment deftly. I can feel Israel and its people swirling around me in a whirlpool of color.

Video created by Matthew Brown.