I watched the film Sparrows Dance last night, and it made me consider all the ways I trap myself in my own head and heart. The movie beautifully captures fear of the unknown (and perhaps more poignantly, fear of the known). And it reveals how vulnerability and personal connection can make safer these scary places. A lovely film, if you’re looking to add to your watch queue.
To balance the confining, suffocating feeling of Sparrows Dance, I pulled together some links to articles, ideas and videos about exploration, mapping, charting life. Enjoy.
These are amazing modern-day Age of Discovery maps – Your Road Trip, Reimagined as a Glorious 16th Century Map
In my most present-minded moments, I close my eyes and strain to hear all the sounds around me – Sound Is…
This choreography makes me want to explore (and then dance in) every empty dance studio in Boulder – Yanis Marshall – Illusion
On charting our own careers—and those who we work with – Letter to a Junior Designer
On the power of shared warm drinks, conversation, and respect for our elders – Days of Tea and Honey: Memories of a Quiet Iraq
I get squeamish just watching this – Living without air: Notes from the world’s best freediver