The Remote Year group that I’m traveling with goes by the name of Ikigai, a Japanese word that means “reason for being”. I spent all of about two seconds thinking about what my ikigai was on orientation day, but then quickly forgot about it. That is, until a series of events, people, and places re-triggered an inquiry into why I’m here.
idyll state is a collection of written and visual stories that explores life in many forms – from the concrete and pragmatic, to the more abstract and creative.
it is a place of cathartic release.