A mysterious group do these things to get inspired
Walt Whitman is the main influence of the group
The Wander Society by Keri Smith caught my eye when I was in the library. As I read the first page, I was convinced that I need to read this book. It feels mystical, mysterious and something worth doing. Walt Whitman is the main influence of The Wander Society. For some of you who do not know, Whitman is the main influence of Mary Oliver poetry.
Some question that got me intrigued:
Do you find yourself increasingly distracted and unable to focus?
Do you feel like technology is taking up too much of your attention and time?
Do you remember a time when you were much more present with all your activities? (Yes! I wrote a poem about a plant in the sunlight while walking around, not wandering. I miss that time so much!)
Have you had a sense that there is more to life than what you have been doing but you’re not sure how to access this?
I said yes to all of the questions.
At heart, the group holds a belief in the intrinsic power of wandering as a way to transcend the problems of modern society, access a higher plane of consciousness, and participate in direct experiences of everyday life.
The following is a sort of manifesto of the group.