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Joe Grant's beautiful piece - The World is Places.

Joe Grant's beautiful piece - The World is Places.

A few years back, I wrote an essay entitled Gypsy Living – A Few Thoughts on Minimalism and Place . I spoke of my struggles with accumulating more and more stuff over the years, a lapse in my resolve to move lightly through life. I contrasted that feeling of weightedness with Jared Campbell’s effortless flow in the Wasatch Mountains that I contemplated while out on a run with him. Minimalism, in the context of self-propelled mountain travel, is for me a way to interact more directly with my surroundings, cutting down material barriers that obstruct the experience. Minimalism is not oversimplification at all costs, but rather a refinement of self-reliance and perception so as to require less. To me, perhaps one of the more essential components of living true to a minimal aesthetic is the need for an intimate knowledge and connection to place. The effortlessness in Jared’s m...

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2013/06/the-world-is-places.html

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