May 11

GOING ALONE - Refreshing the writing under the bridge


Since beginning my career as a writing troll beneath the Route 66 bridge at Siberia, I've been keeping record of my work by writing in chalk on the old wooden rafters. A drawback to this effort is the fact that the chalk requires periodic maintenance due to incessant desert winds and quite infrequent desert showers. I like to record on video the act of upkeep whenever I return. In this video (shot last Friday) it had been two weeks since I'd last been at the bridge, and in that time a flash flood and heavy rain had clearly coursed under the bridge washing away all of my old footprints as well as a good deal of chalk. The "BOOK" I keep on an impromptu bookshelf had also received a nice soaking.



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Going Alone was begun by Kurt Bell in an effort to help others understand and manage  the recognition of the apparent indifference of the universe to our well being, happiness or even our existence, and to find ways to make a good life in spite of this fact.

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