In a recent documentary made by his son, the man who led Lithuania to freedom and triggered a collapse of the soviet empire speaks of life and the ones who live. He tells stories, some very personal, shares his moments, and even glimpses at god who gave humans the feelings and the ability to create.
Vytautas Landsbergis is a man who mastered the art of poetry and music, the wisdom of understanding things, which helps others to see a meaning. Not only by words or stories, but also by passing on the particular feelings. In a sense these may be drawing humans closer to gods as they help to acquire knowledge that might not be framed in just simple words. Not accidentally this man knows best in Lithuania the works of famous Lithuanian painter, composer and writer M.K.Čiurlionis who managed to merge it all in a unique symphony of symbols.
Vytautas Landsbergis is also a man who mastered to a perfection the art of politics. The art of passing a message, speaking to the people, helping them to understand and to feel what freedom and responsibility is about. What it is like to live and have the power to decide, to defend what is ours. Once you get it, it will stay with you as long as there is a family, a community, a country, a homeland.
Lithuanian movement of independence in late 1980’s was led exactly by these feelings of justice, compassion and support. The red tyranny was slain by the people who felt their freedom and saw their destiny. And at crucial moments they were given a helping hand from a man, who has just turned 90.
Documentary: The Old Man by the Sea https://youtu.be/YWDOS59xkY8