Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

The wildness inside – softypapa adventures

My time in Japan was attended by frequent adventure alone into some of the most beautiful and exotic landscapes in Asia. Places people simply don’t go as well as places where people simply no longer care to go. In either case there was a rich aesthetic of the exotic orient, and an atmosphere of the strange, different and truly ancient. Even in the most remote mountain depths I felt that quality everywhere about me, and I think the atmosphere was picked up by my camera which heavily augmented my videos with a character which was so much more than I could hope to convey on my own. Watching a little of this video I could see the difference… The desert is a place apart in so many ways. And the deep desert ever more so, especially when experienced alone, and more so still when penetrating into places where there’s no more promise of company than solitude itself. In such a place the voice cracks and words spill fast from the mouth with very little censorship or editing. It’s a very different venue for me and one I’m struggling to find my footing in as a content creator. This video lacks everything Japan had to offer. In it’s place is a different quality derived entirely from the environment, with the sad distraction of my broken, halting and perhaps somewhat desert-mad narrative.


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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