Nothing could appear, the word “appearance” would make no sense, if recipients of appearances did not exist — living creatures able to acknowledge, recognize, and react to — in flight or desire, approval or disapproval, blame or praise — what is not merely there but appears to them and is meant for their perception. In this world which we enter, appearing from a nowhere, and from which we disappear into a nowhere, Being and Appearing coincide. Nothing and nobody exists in this world whose very being does not presuppose a spectator. In other words, nothing that is, insofar as it appears, exists in the singular; everything that is is meant to be perceived by somebody. Plurality is the law of the earth. – Hannah Arendt
Burberry is a clothing company based in London that began in 1856, established by Thomas Burberry, and specialized in outdoor clothing that introduced gabardine. Gabardine uses yarn that is waterproofed before weaving, making it water-resistant yet breathable. Perfect for the United Kingdom.
According to the Burberry web site, Norwegian polar explorer, zoologist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr Fridtjof Nansen is the first recorded polar explorer to take Burberry gabardine to the poles when he sets sail bound for the Arctic Circle in 1893.
I’m not shilling for Burberry but wanted to give you a little background on the company who sponsored the amazing video below for its clothing line. My wife Connie saw this posted on Rebecca Solnit’s Facebook page…knocked us both out as we’ve both had dreams over the years that we can actually do this. You, too, most likely.