I came to Eastern Cape in May to present at a philosophy conference put on by Fort Hare University, and am now currently traveling through South Africa doing research on sustainability, looking into cooperatives, and apropriate technology startups. Most general speaking the work that I do, whether making a film, or helping to form an agricultural cooperative, involves bringing people together and forming alliances. "L'Union Fait la Force".
I am grateful everyday for the opportunity to walk and breath on this earth. There are so many nooks and crannies to explore on this planet; I would be arrogant to think that I can see them all!
Nevertheless, it is challenging for me to think of anything more exhilarating and exciting than traveling to a new place--whether its seeing the same sun rise from a different perspective, the same water cascading down a different waterfall, or the same rock weathered differently by eons of storms, this beautiful planet is always different, yet always the same.
Like wise, there is something incredibly spiritual about meeting a new person with an uniquely individual and unforgeable personality, stimulating conversation, and the realization that there is really nothing that separates us on this earth.
If I stay somewhere, whether it's someone's house, or camping in the middle of the woods, it's a little piece of the same planet, so I will treat it with respect and love, and try to leave as small a foot-print there as possible.