Distance: 2 miles and home yoga
Being a walker, Ciwt has fantasized from time to time in her life about a walk (a very long) walk across parts of the U.S.. But she has never even fantasized about a 1,700 mile solo (with 4 camels and her dog) walk across Australia conceived and actually taken by Robyn Davidson in 1977. (She was sponsored by National Geographic Magazine who did a feature story on her for those of you who might recall).
Her trek/odyssey has been made into a superior movie titled Tracks. A must see for all who value feats in nature, solitude, animals, human psychology and spirit. Like a true long trek, it has moments of sheer beauty as well as stretches of boredom where the job is one foot in front of the other. And also like that long walk that calls to you in some indefinite way, there is no clear sense of why Ms. Davidson, at age 26, set out on this personal journey. (Thirty years later she still is not clear; just that many young people - especially in the 60's and 70's - did these sorts of things).
Ciwt just saw it at the SF Film Festival and learned that it has distribution, so it may take a while to get to you. When it does, and it calls to you, I'd say make tracks to the theater.
Here's the link with a write up and a trailer:
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