In reading both the VISION DOCUMENT and “The Art of Slow Sociality” it occurred to me that all the naturally occurring values perceived in the aggregate – to conspire therein for one’s ultimate wellness – that nothing could more approximate that almost Zen-state of walk/Being than having an animal companion alongside.
For purposes of this week’s exercise, I request that you either accompany a bow-wow and/or any other type of four-legged creature that can hit the London trails, with a view toward discovering whether:
(a) individuals are inclined to be more social when you are out walking the dog;
(b) individuals tend to shy away from you when you are walking the dog; or
(c) individuals appear neither to coalesce around you and/or your furry companion whether you are out walking together or otherwise.
As well before you set-walk, perhaps you wish to cue up WALKING THE DOG in many of its variations, starting in or around 1963.
Song : WALKING THE DOG
1963 – RUFUS THOMAS
Song has been covered by THE ROLLING STONES, AEROSMITH, BOB PAISLEY, SPIRIT, ROGER DALTREY et al.
The image captures a slice of Life just due south of THE HIGH LINE and juxtaposed above THE STANDARD HOTEL @ THE HIGH LINE [scene of the now infamous J-Z / Bey Family elevator non-musacz moment – post-METROPOLITAN MUSEUM COSTUME BALL 2014].
While many people music-sync their struts/strolls/jogs/perambulations on each I realized
that the perception of space whilst traversing both – with utter-silent-sync – is fasmagorically
different – each is space albeit trans-figured in a different format – space still ‘n all.
I am so glad I chose the option of SILENCE form this Week 2 Assignment otherwise I might have
been so easily distracted away from the silence of being in walking.