i have been quite obsessed, of late, with the idea of geographically busting through the limits of my perspective on the physical world. yes, i know, that sounds pompous but follow me a few more feet... as lucky as i have been thus far in my ability to see places, people and things heretofore unseen, i have still felt, daily, the burden of my submissiveness to the “comforts of home.” we are creatures of habit, all of us, and rarely willfully deviate from a situation that has fewer cons than pros. the problem is that such complacency perpetually offers the same reward, again and again, until the cycle is broken, a hard case to make for when such reward was first presumably deserved. but when we realize that every subsequent reward is but a pale facsimile of the previous one, especially when the consequence of the same work, we fool ourselves (at least i fooled myself, i don’t want to drag you into this) into believing that the prize is just as sweet as the first time, a lie for heroin, a lie for self-satisfaction. so, it is by taking baby steps that i plan to slowly move from mere contentment and attempt to drive to serene(ci)ty. i will ask for directions, promise.
first stop: the cristalino jungle lodge in the amazon rainforest. a generously planned excursion into the heart of lightness by my brother sebastien, we ventured for a week in a place where danger lurks at every corner and where it is said that every minute, you can die 100 different ways… not just feeling but actually being alone for thousands of miles around, we spent our time being both awed by the natural wealth surrounding us and evading wild pigs, venomous ants and spiders the size of your hand.
it was an incredible experience that i could not recommend more to people who would like to not only travel in space but in time. visit their site here: cristalinolodge.com.br/
enjoy the moving pictures. still pictures are here: flickr.com/photos/stefanboublil/sets/72157629517464622/
music selections by philip glass and michael stearns.
shot on an iPhone 4S and edited on FCPx.