This week Lemon Jelly bring us Space Walk, featuring Astronaut Ed White describing his experiences during his space walk in 1965. I love that line “I’m letting go”. On first hearing it, it struck me how easy he made it sound.
It must have been years of work, planning and considering every possible scenario, then the moment arrives and just like that, he lets go. The first portion of the track reads like a poem.
Choosing to let go from safety, a known environment to see what else is out there, floating in space, seeing your whole world from a different perspective, and loving it. Wow.
The hatch is coming open. Okay. It's open.
I'm moving outside. Okay, I'm letting go.
I'm starting to drift away. It really is dark out here.
How am I doing?
You're doing fine.
I'm beginning to see a uh, point of light on the horizon.
It's, uhh, getting larger.
I'm... I'm getting some breakout oscillations. Oh, it's coming quicker now. It's really going. Any second now. Here we go. And uh, woah! Heh heh. Woo boy! That really is something. Oh, that's tremendous. Well that, that's just uh, beautiful."
"Beautiful, beautiful, just beautiful"
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About the Curator: Erin Murray
Erin, a Mother of 1 little man and wife to 1 big man has learnt much about herself in the past few years. After moving from the city to the bush (near the Ocean), there weren’t as many distractions as she had become accustomed to, in a smaller community she lost her anonymity and slowly began to become aware of herself, her feelings, the life she had created for herself and her relationships with others. Seeking change from the feelings and behaviors which had become her normal, she sought out methods to do just that. Slowly at first, then a bit more and a bit more she is becoming aware of what she actually wants for herself and has begun removing the things that aren’t that, inside and out. Learning about faith (not religionJ), fun and how to be gentle with herself and others along the way.