We have become very intimate with our devices. We spend all day with them, working and communicating and entertaining ourselves.We take them everywhere: to work, on vacation, to bed. We trust them with our secrets. We demand their services at all hours and get upset with technical limitations. We are unable to leave them alone.
I see this all the time: a Squarespace website lovingly built with beautiful content… but still sporting a default favicon in the browser tab.
The Wayward Path has no map, only the conviction that following it is its own reward. Its virtues are Self-Reliance, Flexibility, Creativity, Cooperation and Iteration. Its process is imagination, practical breakdown, iterative progress and then a return to imagination.
A forest friend is a genderless, adolescent trickster spirit, mentioned since antiquity in stories and songs of rural coastal peoples on the Atlantic seaboard of North America.