Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Lunch with Emily エミリーと一緒に昼食 – Walking in Japan 日本でのウォーキング

And here is the video this clip was made to be included in:

Emily and papa

Emily and papa

Last summer my daughter Emily helped me film an adventure video in a very remote and utterly empty (of people) region of the Japan Southern Alps. We filmed a variety of segments during our outing for inclusion in a longer edited video titled “Return to the abandoned forest graves” which was uploaded to the softypapa channel this last July (second video above). While cleaning up the unused video this week I realized I had accidentally captured a very pleasant bit of time with my daughter in one of the most beautiful areas of Japan I have yet found. I decided to upload and share the clip for any who might be curious to see the types of wild and remote bits of Japan wilderness where a father and daughter might stop for a bit to enjoy lunch, chat a little and soak up the wild and amazing atmosphere. For the record Emily knew that the camera was running during this time though I think we both rather forget after we began our lunch together. The setting by the way is in a rocky river bed with a sizable waterfall below us in the distance. This is an area of abandoned farms and villages where nobody lives and where I’ve never seen a single person in ten years of exploration. A truly amazing place. 


My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have taken some time to share a little of the experience of life with me. I’m available on social media at the links below and can be reached via email at dinnerbytheriver@gmail.com.

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The Path of WildnessThe Path of Wildness is easy to find
The course of a stream
Leaves blown in the wind
A beast’s track through the brush
And the direction of our first inclination

The Path of Wildness is an answer and response to a prescribed way of life which may leave some individuals with a sense that their living is little more than a series of pre-determined, step-like episodes between birth and death. The stages of living between these events: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, parenthood and senior are themselves natural and in accord with the needs of the species and most individuals. Many find their satisfaction in living this course and to these individuals I have little or nothing to say. Others though long for something more; something innate, genetic and seemingly calling. Adventure and change can give a degree of satisfaction and relief yet even these may seem too tame. To those who feel drawn to something beyond the entertainment and stimulation of senses I offer a walk along The Path of Wildness. Don’t bother penciling the event in your schedule, preparing a pack with goodies and supplies or even inviting a friend along, for this experience is along the course of your first inclination and you must surely always go alone.

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