I'm in a thrilling place with my running practice. Taking my run off-road onto the field, backwoods and expansive open fields that are all around me has set my spirit free! The run is harder, yet my body does not feel the brunt of the impact. I feel myself getting stronger. I've been researching the benefits of grass running. I will continue to train this way for the half marathon I have coming up in December.
Awoke to 25 degrees this morning. Hello November. 3 miles in the book.
Driving toward the gym on a road like this seems unnatural.
TRADITIONAL JAPANESE HAIGA CONSISTS OF A HAIKU POEM PAIRED WITH AN INK BRUSH PAINTING. HAIGA IS VERY MUCH ASSOCIATED WITH BASHO. FIVE YEARS AGO, I BEGAN PRACTICING THE WRITING OF A DAILY HAIKU. I ALSO TOOK NATURE PHOTOGRAPHS DAILY. I CONSIDERED THE PAIRING OF MY NATURE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONG WITH MY HAIKU, AS A MODERN INTERPRETATION OF JAPANESE HAIGA. I'VE RECENTLY, BEGUN SHOOTING SHORT NATURE VIDEOS ON MY IPHONE 6 PLUS. I FIND THE VIDEOS AMAZINGLY PEACEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL TO LISTEN TO AND WATCH. I'M CAPTURED BY THE SOUNDS OF SERENITY. THe CREATIVE PRACTICE of writing haiku, taking nature photgraphs and short nature videos, centers me and FEEDS MY WORKing procress in other medias.
Had the honor and pleasure of meeting Dimitri Kasterine, the photographer and documentary filmmaker of NEWBURGH PORTRAIT OF A CITY. His portraits grace the side of a warehouse building in Newburgh, NY. They are compelling and resonate with beautiful humanity.