Walking for eleven days on the John Muir Trail put my ability to remain attendant to the test. Every day, I had experiences that reminded me to keep my mind on the task at hand, and I found that my best walking was done when my thoughts and feelings and motions were all one, without distinction. Achieving such harmony and sustaining it over many miles is a kind of meditation I had never experienced before. Now that I have, I endeavor to bring it into the other parts of my life so that I don't have to travel all the way into a remote wilderness to find that grounded, soaring peace.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
For the KCHUNG Radio residency at the Hammer Museum, I produced an hour-long program that aired on December 6, 2013. I conceived of the broadcast as an audio version of the type of notes I post on this journal. To that end, I made a field recording of a short walk to the top of Mount Markham. The broadcast consists of a brief introduction and the unedited audio recording of the walk bookended by two songs, which can be found in order of play here and here in earlier posts. This post is a companion to the KCHUNG broadcast, which can be found on the KCHUNG archive, and includes the two photographs I took during the walk.
|Mount Lowe trail marker|
|Mount Markham summit marker|