Friday, August 25, 2017

off the beaten path

As the world expands and explodes - ever growing, ever changing - finding pockets of peace or solitude is no longer easy to come by.

Whether it is your thing or not, viewing this precious video about what home means to an acclaimed and accomplished film maker may change that for you.

Amid massive urbanization and modernization, rural Japan persists in idiosyncratic corners, captured lovingly here in Yadorigi: A Village in Portraits.

London- and Tokyo-based director Eiji Iwakawa profiles three inhabitants of a small, secluded farming village in southern Japan.

Following the lives of an organic farmer, a junk collector and a circus trainer, each of them with his own distinct reasons for calling Yadorigi home.

* Also featured in Aeon.

Friday, August 18, 2017

fractured facts

For those of us who spend a lot of time on our feet and walking all over the place, any sort of foot injury can be a major inconvenience.

When one foot is fractured and then the other follows four years later both on different parts of the fifth metatarsal bone, it is time to learn more about this.

Here at wonder | wander | world we are educating ourselves in the hope of progressive and proactive healing as well as preventing any further injuries to ourselves.

Time to devote to research and recreation, to relax, and rejuvenate in stillness and quiet surrender.

Friday, August 11, 2017

American Epic

An extraordinary story of the trailblazing era when country-wide, the music of ordinary Americans was first recorded.

American Epic documents when America heard itself for the very first time. The three-part historical documentary and feature-length film showcases contemporary artists in rural recording sessions.

Friday, August 4, 2017

hand sewn fashion

Last week on the change warrior blog, Issa posted the matching outfits she had hand stitched for herself and Mahala.

Reviving the lost art of hand sewn fashion can be both treasured and therapeutic.

May our project inspire you to get into hand stitching your own outfits, simple or complex.

May it bring you as much joy and fulfillment as it brings us.