It's hard to explain, sometimes, why something is beautiful. But this video of a single flame lighting 6,000 matches just isThe matches all flame up quickly, and then wilt away surprisingly slowly. By the end of the fifteen-minute video art film, the block of matches looks like a bombed out battlefield in miniature.

Also, this appears to be filmed on a wooden surface, so what the hell? 

Sources: h/t Digg