What’s up, everybody. Have a new battery and our camera is ready to travel again. (Kind of excited we drained the battery.) Next week i will FINALLY get to processing new rolls of film. Thrilled on where our camera will be traveling next: it’ll be in my home town for a week then off to Monaco, then South Korea, Norway, Finland, and back to my home country for a spell. It’s traveling to all the places I never can. I think that is what makes it so exciting to me – part of the inspiration for this project came from my favorite television show. It’s been long off the air, but the show takes place in a tiny town in Alaska. One day the town receives a package addressed to someone who doesn’t live there. The postage on the package is from places all over the world. After days of curiosity, the town decides as a community to open the package. Inside they find items from each place the package traveled. There is a note inside too from a little boy who wanted to travel the world but couldn’t. He sent the package out into the world to places he’ll never go asking the people from each place to leave an item inside indicative of their hometown then send the package on its way to a destination of their choosing in hopes one day it would travel around the world.
“For that instant, he looked like his own paddle. There was a song in his heart. It crept to his lips but only the water and the wind could hear. You little traveler, you made the journey, the long journey. You now know things I have yet to know, you little traveler. You were given a name a true name in my father’s lodge. Good medicine, little traveler. You are truly a paddle person.” – Paddle to the Sea
(Photo by: Frances Jakubek during her time with our camera.)