Last week, Adria described the walking
log she recently started keeping. In it she writes down her daily trips,
whether they're quick errands around the block, longer recreational strolls,
or some combination of both. She records where she went, how far, who she
met, things she saw, what she felt. She compares this to similar trips executed
by car and what she finds is she has more fun, connects with more people,
and feels less stress when she walks. It's a revealing practice.
It reminded me of a project I've been
meaning to start for several months: photographing friends I meet in chance
encounters around town. The problem has been that I am always so pleased
and diverted to run into friends that I forget to whip out the camera. Why,
just on Saturday on a short bike ride I crossed paths with
Bill Horist and his
herself in the produce aisle at Marketime, and
Morgan from Sonic Boom biking up the street
as I was leaving the grocery store. No photos.