Friday, November 7, 2008
life on safari: looking down
last month, jennifer new started a discussion group on facebook called 'life on safari', a way to think about everyday experiences through fresh perspectives. her inspiration for this discussion board was dan eldon, a photojournalist killed at the age of 22 while on assignment in somalia in 1993. his life and the journals of his adventures around the world have been documented in several books, including jennifer's dan eldon: the art of life. dan's motto was to live life as if it were a safari, which jennifer describes as "about more than getting from point a to point b...it's about being open to the unexpected. being on safari means living in the moment."
jennifer's first life on safari challenge was to break our regular way of seeing things by looking in a different direction. for me, that would be up - or even at eye level. but before i stuck my head up in the sky to see what was up there, i thought it would be fun to think about why i constantly look down while i walk.
if i'm brave enough to look up, i'll complete this quest in the next post. in the meantime, if any of you are on facebook, please stop by; we'd love to have you go on the next safari with us.
(oh, have you discovered urban sketchers yet? if not, go...)
(daily update: my evening is off to an excellent start with a dose of the onion and a glass of happy shiraz)
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