DAY 5: THE ENDLESS WHITE. This gives a sense of my view all day everyday with the sun never setting. Today I made my furthest progress of the journey! The theme of my day was memories. Staring into the white all day long with nothing to interrupt my thoughts, floods of memories came back to me. But not in a typical way, more like a lucid dream where I am viscerally connected to the memory in all its vivid detail. I often think we forget the mundane and routine memories as our brain skips over them in the day to day. Let me assure you that it’s not true; it’s all in there. Big shoutout to my sister Caitlin. I love you. I miss you. Caitlin drove me to school everyday in her Mazda 626. We took that 20 minute drive hundreds of times together, but it’s not something I often think about. Today I relived those drives, our chit chat, our silence, but most of all our 5 CD’s that we played in heavy rotation. So many car sing alongs to Belle and Sebastian, and Counting Crows “August and Everything After.” That album is still a gem 25 years later. For the 15,000 school kids following along this project, a CD is a shiny round disk that had 15 songs on it...magic at the turn on the millennium 😉! #TheImpossibleFirst #BePossible
I follow you from Iran,💙❄ when I open my eyes every morning, start my day with reading your notes, it gives me energy and motivation. if life here in Iran is hard for me, but still there is hope for futute🔆. Good luck 💕
Love the CD explanation!! What a fun memory! Keep on keepin' on...
Will it be possible to give your location(latitude and longitude) so that your progress can be marked on the map.
CD 💿 love those “Compact Discs”
You are in my heavy rotation!!
More Shackleton as memories are your trees and flowers: “No person who has not spent a period of his life in those 'stark and sullen solitudes that sentinel the Pole' will understand fully what trees and flowers, sun-flecked turf and running streams mean to the soul of a man”
Awesome job! How are you able to post pics down there? Is there service ?!
And before 💿 there were cassette tapes, which are so antiquated they don’t even have their own emoji.
I LOVE this post! It resonates so well with me. Those moments of reflection during a journey are the actual adventure we often seek. I look forward to continuing following your trip! All the best!
They dress you up in white satin And they give you your very own pair of wings In August and everything after I’m after everything.
Keep it up!
So inspiring thank you 💖
Talk to God out there! He is always with you♥️