Happy Sunday everyone. I'm thrilled to finally take the time to sit down, take a breather, and write about what I've been up to this week. Mike's mom Mary and I have been exploring sunny San Diego this past week. We've found so many rad things to do. I even made a clay unicorn cat, which I am very proud of by the way. He gets to be mounted on my wall for all to see. I also finally had waterslide day at Aquatica. The whole SheWanders intern crew spent the day being daring and trying out every slide. Even Mary joined us in the lazy river. I think it's safe to say that waterslide day was a success. Lastly, I leave for my trip to Iceland next week. Words cannot express how excited I am to be in Europe once again and continue my adventuring. The picture below is from a session with two adorable sisters. Here are 4 things I've been enjoying this past week...Learning: This week I watched videos on the Warsaw Uprising. Nazi Germany controlled Warsaw, Poland during WWII. Warsaw fought to gain their freedom in a 63 day battle. Many sources claim this to be the biggest adn most significant uprising in the rebellion against German rule during the war. Sadly, Germany prevailed. These black and white films are a still frame in time of a significant historical landmark. There is a powerful message to be seen in the documentary film reels. The desire for freedom and peace ring loud and clear. It's hard for me at times to grasp these difficult moments in history, but the message is amazing all the same. Fight for what you believe. You can check out the videos here.
Watching: I recently watched the movie Exit Through the Gift Shop. This movie is all about graffiti artists and the ephemeral idea of street art. The filmographer wanted to simply take videos of street artists. One street artist pushed him to make documentary from the videos to show the daily life of these artists. Graffiti artists must remain anonymous, therefore, their work is never truly appreciated. No matter how amazing their art may be.
Listening: I've been listening to Bjork to "get in the mood" for my Iceland trip. She's an insanely talented Icelandic singer and her videos are crazy artistic. Here is a link to her video for her song Mutual Core.