Friday, May 29, 2020

Let's Take a (Virtual, Twitter & Instagram live, Guided) Walk #44

Let’s Take a (Virtual. Twitter & Instagram live, Guided) Walk #44                                    

During this time of social distancing, we will be walking separately but sharing a journey from anywhere in the world, whether indoors or outdoors  Let’s Take a (Virtual, Twitter Guided) Walk #44 on Saturday, May 30 at 12 noon EST via @mcayer or follow via a live feed on Instagram. Feel free to send photos and videos of your walk to add to my ever-growing installation.

How it works: From NYC, I will guide you via ‪@mcayer on Twitter. For LTAW #44, the focus will be peace and healing. Prompting dialogues and positive changes. Together, though apart, we’ll create a similar footprint on different soil, #walkingtogetherapart. 
How to join:  Follow ‪@mcayer on Twitter to receive guiding tweets. Please take photos and videos of your walk and send them to me via Twitter or email. Adding to the ever-growing installation.  
History: So far, there have been 43 Twitter guided walks starting in 2009 LTAW each is a shared moment—a step towards peace and collective wellbeing. 
From near or far, I hope to share a journey with you. 
Thank you for your attention and support 
Wishing you health, patience, and wonderful discoveries.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

LTAW #43 took place on Earth Day

Let's Take a (Virtual, Twitter Guided) Walk #43 took place on Earth Day 
Thank you so much for joining me, I was in New York City. I wonder where you were?
During this time where it's vital to keep our distances from each other,
We took a virtual Twitter-guided Walk. Walking separately but sharing a journey #WalkingTogetherApart Worldwide.
The focus was on the health and well being of the world, and it's inhabitants, prompting dialogues and actions. a step towards peace and collective wellbeing.
From near or far, I hope to share a journey with you.

What contributions to bring positive changes in the world came to mind? What song did you sing? I sang Joni Mitchell song Yellow Taxi 
They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot
Shoo, bop, bop, bop, bop...

Were you walking alone in a secluded area? at home or in a park wearing a mask?
How does it feel for you to wear a mask? 

















                                                                       


Here below are some photograph from my "Listen to the Earth" project
Listen to the Earth-Marie Christine Katz 2020
Listen to the Earth-Marie Christine Katz 2020

Listen to the Earth-Marie Christine Katz 2014
As always, I thank you for your participation,
If you wish to be notified on future walks or have photos to share of past walks please email me at mariechristine@mindspring.com  Wishing you and your loved ones health, patience and wonderful discoveries 

                                                                       Marie Christine

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Let’s Take a (Virtual. Twitter Guided) Walk #43 for Earth Day

Let’s Take a (Virtual. Twitter Guided) Walk #43
To celebrate Earth Day Let’s Take a (Virtual, Twitter Guided) Walk #43 will take place on Wednesday, April 22nd at 12noon (EST)
My Twitter Guided walks brings people together worldwide even as they are self isolating.Please join us via ‪@mcayer  so that we can take this journey together apart. #walkingtogehterapart. You can do so from the confine or your home or outdoor in a safe place while social distancing. 
How it works: During this time where it’s vital to stay secluded and to respect social distancing, we will be walking separately but sharing a journey,from anywhere in the world, whether indoors or outdoors.  From NYC I will guide you via ‪@mcayer on Twitter. For LTAW #43, the focus will be on the health of the earth and climate actions. Prompting dialogues and positive changes. I’ll invite participants to sing, speak a poem, take and share photos of our journey and more. Together, though apart, we’ll create a similar footprint on different soil, #walkingtogetherapart. 
How to join:  Follow ‪@mcayer on Twitter to receive guiding tweets. Please take photos and videos of your walk and send them to me. Adding to the ever-growing installation.  
History: So far, there have been 42 Twitter guided walks starting in 2009 LTAW,; each is a shared moment—a step towards peace and collective wellbeing. 
From near or far I hope to share a journey with you. 
I wish you and your loved ones health, patience and new discoveries.
Thank you for your continuous support.
Marie Christine

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Let’s Take a (Virtual, Twitter Guided) Walk #42 A Stroll with Skoll

As part of the Skoll World Forum Let’s Take a (Virtual, Twitter Guided) Walk #42 A Stroll with Skoll, Took place Wednesday April 1st 

During this time where it’s vital to stay secluded and to keep our distances from each other,
We share a virtual Twitter-guided Walk. Walking separately but sharing a journey #WalkingTogetherApart Worldwide.
The focus was on the health and well being of the world and it's inhabitants, prompting dialogues and actions. 

Let’s Take a Walk
Since 2009 I have conducted LTAW, a worldwide walk I lead using Twitter ‪@mcayer to guide a shared journey, walking together apart. As I take and tweet a left turn, participants from anywhere in the world also turn left. 
During the walk, I ask questions about current social topics, prompting dialogues and actions.Together, though apart, we will journey along creating a similar footprint on different soil.
Note that sometimes LTAW also takes place on site as a performance, but this is, of course, not feasible at present but here is a description, a Town Crier, a Tweet Master, and a Drummer assist me. Passerby’s are invited to join in as well. We film and photograph our journeys, which I compile later into an installation, incorporating costumes and props used during the walk. This final product demonstrates the experience of walking in different places yet moving in sync.

So far, there have been 42 Twitter guided walks starting in 2009, each is a shared moment—a step towards peace and collective wellbeing. 
From near or far I hope to share a journey with you.

         

Here above is an example of the participation, my Tweet said: Stop look up. What do you see. (In New York)I see a blue sky, clouds. A participant from Brazil sent a photo of what  she could see , a blue sky, clouds and trees.

Here below musing, exploring our contribution for changes.

         





If you wish to be notified on future walks or have photos to share of past walks please email me at mariechristine@mindspring.com  
As always, I thank you for your participation,
I wish you and your loved ones well.

Marie Christine

Monday, March 30, 2020

Let's Take a (Virtual, Twitter Guided) Walk #42 A Stroll with Skoll

Dear Friends and Supporters 

As part of the Skoll World Forum I will conduct Let’s Take a (Virtual, Twitter Guided) Walk

                                         A Stroll with Skoll, 
                     Wednesday April 1st at 12noon (EST) 5pm (BST) 
No registration required, simply follow ‪@mcayer on Twitter to receive guiding tweets

During this time where it’s vital to stay secluded and to keep our distances from each other,
I invite you to share a virtual Twitter-guided Walk. We will be walking separately but sharing a journey, from anywhere in the world, indoor or outdoor.
Let’s Take a Walk #42 will take place on Wednesday April 1st at 12noon (EST) 5pm (BST) From New York City I will guide you via ‪@mcayer on Twitter through a 20min walking participatory performance. During the walk, the focus will be on the health and well being of the world and it's inhabitants, prompting dialogues and actions. I invite participants to sing, speak a poem, take and share photos of our journey and more.
Together, though apart, we create a similar footprint on different soil. In preparation for our walk here are suggestions of poems that speaks of human nature and the environment

So far, there have been 41 walks; each is a shared moment—a step towards peace. 
From near or far I hope to share a journey with you.
To see past walks scroll to the various posts of this blog
For those of you new to this project here is a short intro:

Let’s Take a Walk
Since 2009 I have conducted LTAW, a worldwide walk I lead using Twitter ‪@mcayer to guide a shared journey, walking together apart. As I take and tweet a left turn, participants from anywhere in the world also turn left. 
During the walk, I ask questions about current social topics, prompting dialogues and actions.Together, though apart, we will journey along creating a similar footprint on different soil.
Note that sometimes LTAW also takes place on site as a performance, but this is, of course, not feasible at present but here is a description, a Town Crier, a Tweet Master, and a Drummer assist me. Passerby’s are invited to join in as well. We film and photograph our journeys, which I compile later into an installation, incorporating costumes and props used during the walk. This final product demonstrates the experience of walking in different places yet moving in sync.
                                                                                                                                          
As always, I thank you for your participation,
I wish you and your loved ones well.
Marie Christine

Monday, March 23, 2020

Let's Take a (virtual,Twitter guided) Walk. A Shared Moment to Combat Social Isolation

During this time when it’s vital to keep our distances from each other,Let’s Take a Walk #41 took place on Saturday March 21st in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. 
We walked separately but shared a journey, from around the world, indoor and outdoor.
Thank you for those of you who joined in via ‪@mcayer on Twitter. Here are some highlights of LTAW#41 and photos of my journey. If you took photos of your journey please send them to mariechristine@mindspring.com

#FunFact @Jack sent his first tweet 3/21 2006 Let’s Take a Walk began when I opened my account 2009 This will be walk #41  
#FunFact Today is World Poetry Day & International Day of Forest in preparation of the walk I posted a link to Power PoetryDuring the walk I invited participants to think of their favorite poem that relates to forests.
Later I invited participants to sing a song, I sang Imaging, (see a wonderful video of John Lennon and Yoko Ono) someone sang HappyBirthday, a mother and her daughter sang Our House (See a video of the wonderful lyrics and hear Crosby, Stills and Nash). What song did you sing? What song is in your head right now?


Here are examples of posts more can be seen ‪@mcayer on Twitter. 


Do you see a flower? How does it smell ? or Imagine the smell of a flower.

Let’s Take a Walk
Since 2009 I have conducted LTAW, a worldwide walk I lead using Twitter ‪@mcayer to guide a shared journey, walking together apart. As I take and tweet a left turn, participants from anywhere in the world also turn left. 
During the walk, I ask questions about current social topics, prompting dialogues and actions. 
Together, though apart, we will journey along creating a similar footprint on different soil.
Note that sometimes LTAW also takes place on site as a performance, but this is not feasible at present. During such performances, a Town Crier, a Tweet Master, and a Drummer assist me. Passerby’s are invited to join in as well. We film and photograph our journeys, which I compile later into an installation, incorporating costumes and props used during the walk. This final product demonstrates the experience of walking in different places yet moving in sync.
So far, there have been 41 walks; each is a shared moment—a step towards peace.                                                                                                                                                        
As always, I thank you for your participation, from near or far I am so glad to share a journey with you.
I wish you and your loved ones well.
Marie Christine

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Let's Take a (Virtual, Twitter Guided) Walk #41 Saturday 3/21 at 3pm (EST)

Dear Friends and Supporters

During this time where it’s vital to stay secluded and to keep our distances from each other,
I invite you to share a virtual Twitter-guided Walk. We will be walking separately but sharing a journey, from anywhere in the world, indoor or outdoor.
Let’s Take a Walk #41 will take place on Saturday March 21st at 3pm (EST)
Please join me via ‪@mcayer on Twitter. To see past walks scroll to the various posts
For those of you new to this project here is a short intro:
Let’s Take a Walk
Since 2009 I have conducted LTAW, a worldwide walk I lead using Twitter ‪@mcayer to guide a shared journey, walking together apart. As I take and tweet a left turn, participants from anywhere in the world also turn left. 
During the walk, I ask questions about current social topics, prompting dialogues and actions. 
Together, though apart, we will journey along creating a similar footprint on different soil.
Note that sometimes LTAW also takes place on site as a performance, but this is not feasible at present. During such performances, a Town Crier, a Tweet Master, and a Drummer assist me. Passerby’s are invited to join in as well. We film and photograph our journeys, which I compile later into an installation, incorporating costumes and props used during the walk. This final product demonstrates the experience of walking in different places yet moving in sync.
So far, there have been 40 walks; each is a shared moment—a step towards peace.                                                                                                                                                        
As always, I thank you for your participation, from near or far I am so glad to share a journey with you.
I wish you and your loved ones well.
Marie Christine