I’ve spent the past week feeling flat. Not sure whether it is a delayed reaction to the stress of January or whether my body is still recovering from a bout of stomach flu/food poisoning that saw me spending last Saturday night on my knees in front of the toilet bowl. Either way, I have barely had the energy to think. Let alone move.
During the week I also cancelled a trip I had planned for March – canoeing down the Orange River. Through gorges, rapids and two countries: my own and Namibia. Travel was always my thing – I loved new experiences and challenging myself. Sometimes I would spend hours planning and fine tuning and others – I’d just leave on a whim for wherever took my fancy. Not any more; lately there is an umbilical cord anchoring me to Cape Town. I just don’t want to go too far away.
That wasn’t the reason I cancelled: there is just so much going on and so much needing to be done. The thought of a week away made me anxious – and that has always been my cue to stay.
But the universe has its own rhythm and gives you what you need, or maybe you take it: and this piece of film popped up on facebook. The piece’s creator Rick Mereki bills the trip as: “3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films….. MOVE= a trip of a lifetime.” Enjoy the first part of their journey. I can’t wait to see what they do next.
(Movie found on Vimeo, images in the public domain. For updates and sneak peeks at upcoming projects follow Rick Mereki on facebook.com/pages/Rick-Mereki/277839202256508 or instagram.com/rickmereki. Music composed and performed by Kelsey James).