With my slow shuffle behind me, it’s time for a short bendy-twisty session to stretch out ‘ol Thunder n’ Lightning after what seems like forever since my last run (Crystal Beach 5k not withstanding). To that effect I’ve chosen something particularly extremely mellow, the ‘Bell Studies for the Clock of The Long Now‘ by Brian Eno.
What is the Long Now Foundation?
Established in 1996, the LNF is a public, non-profit organization based in San Francisco that seeks to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. It aims to provide a counterpoint to what it views as today’s “faster/cheaper” mindset and to promote “slower/better” thinking. The Long Now Foundation hopes to “creatively foster responsibility” in the framework of the next 10,000 years.
Whatever the fuck that means.
Essentially, it’s a big ass clock that’s going to run for a stupid ass long time (10,000 years) hoping that we come all come to out collective senses by then.
All I really know at this precise moment is that it is a very soothing listen which, as you would expect, is ideal for a slow yoga stretch on a mat in a quiet corner of the gym.