August 28, 2013 § Leave a comment
August 26, 2013 § Leave a comment
I have a dream journey in life.
It started by reading Sara Wheeler’s book Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica.
This is a phenomenal book, especially for anyone who thinks that travel is the best way to expand and enhance your perspective both internally and externally. To me, travel is both selfish and selfless – if I don’t learn something new about both myself and another person, it was a failed trip. I go in with a completely open mind.
Terra Incognita shows just that. It is a beautiful read, and teaches you something without leaving the comfort of your own chair. It made me want to go to Antarctica more than anything.
Yes, I know that it is a harsh environment. Yes, I know that it is a challenging experience to even just get down there. But that makes it even more enticing for me.
And reading the adventure and seeing the pictures of any individual just makes me want to go even more.
I highly recommend the National Geographic’s piece on an excursion there: A man decided he wanted to climb Queen Maud Land. It is because of people who challenge themselves that we gain an understanding of our world. And if you prefer not to read, just look at the gorgeous and amazing pictures.
August 4, 2013 § Leave a comment
A while ago, I posted the video of Marina Abramovic’s video of her performance art piece, that was sharing one minute with a person, no words, no touching, just staring into each other’s eyes.
Jay-Z apparently liked it as well, and took it to where he needed to take it – adding music, and interacting with someone.
Interacting with someone through art is a powerful tool. These are both incredible examples of some of my favorite things.