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N.93 / The Universe in Verse.

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N.93 / The Universe in Verse.

We're still here!

Time keeps moves forward!

We don't really have any choice but to go with it!

Consider this newsletter a tiny voice to keep you company as you weave a fancy new metaphorical tapestry through this weird time.  


What the what? HELLO, I’m Sammy Haywood and you’ve signed up for the Making Hay: Whilst The Sun Still Shines a weekly newsletter, which primarily features updates on my work, general writing, visuals, and a curious, creative, and considered look at the world in internet form.

Below you’ll find an instalment of the newsletter, which contains a variety of items, some of them with a bit of additional commentary from me, and a closing note.

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Nature Track

Natural soundscapes

Nature Track is a podcast that opens a window on the beautiful sounds of the Australian wilderness. These long, uninterrupted soundscapes are the perfect relaxing soundtrack for your daily dive (Listen).

Explore The Curiosity

The Secrets of The World’s Greatest Freediver

Daniel Riley | GQ | 21st September 2021

Sink into this beautifully written deep dive by Daniel Riley in GQ: The Secrets of The World’s Greatest Freediver. “Today, there is one diver who goes the deepest, who blends the physical and metaphysical like no one else in the sport. Watching the 34-year-old Russian Alexey Molchanov dive can be dangerously disorienting. Seemingly anyone else attempting what he does would die. It is like watching the world’s best rock climber scale a sheer face with ease, only the inverse. That’s one way to think of what he’s doing: Free Solo but for drowning. Free Solo but down. And no one alive goes down like Alexey Molchanov.” (Read).

Ice Ball

Gravity Films | Vimeo | 22nd September 2021

Ice Ball is a short documentary that follows legendary polar explorer Will Steger and the community that he’s built up around harvesting ice from frozen winter lakes near Ely in northern Minnesota. Steger lives off the grid and uses the harvested ice for refrigeration — the ice keeps everything cool in the ice house for the whole year, until the next harvest. Come for the ice harvesting, stay for the wonderful Minnesotan accents (Watch).

The Diamond

Caitlyn Greene | Vimeo | 18th September 2021

The Diamond is a contemplative short documentary by Caitlyn Greene about the people who look for diamonds in an ancient volcanic crater at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. Whatever you find there, you can keep. But what are they really searching for? (Watch).

The Contemplation Station

Only those who do not seek power are qualified to hold it.
– Plato

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