Awesome Earth People
Big Cities and Little 'uns
I am a very Zen person generally, so whenever I feel anxious or out-of-place, I try to figure out why. This is one of those places. I felt like I wasn't supposed to be here as the ice towers turned and folded above me, cracking and pulling apart into an azure-blue glow. Everything was moving all the time, and I felt seconds away from falling into a crevasse and getting stuck forever. It was beautiful, ephemeral, and I removed myself from the ripping as quickly as seemed natural.
Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
This is just about everyone's favorite art piece at Burning Man this year. What a bold idea! I took this on the first night when one of the couples that helped build it was embracing down at the base.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.
It was a steady and warm rain that patted down onto my head. They were not the cold shocking drops that set off body-alarms, but the warm drops of an endless hot shower wrapping around the base of your neck, allowing your thoughts to drift around without aim. I walked about without purpose in this seaside town in Japan. I ended up sleeping in a ryokan, where ancient samurais used to rest on journeys with rice-paper sliding doors that you close slowly with purpose and silence. It was warm, and there was an amazing bath with old wooden buckets to fill with hot water to bathe and relax while watching the rain out an old, open window.