In Japan there’s art in everything. Everywhere I look, in everything I see, hear, touch... my senses are switched into overdrive. I get this everywhere I travel, but it feels magnified in Japan. The sounds of the city are sharper, the greens in the trees are alive, the reds in the Buddhist shrines are on fire... the textures in everything have wild depth. Coupling these with either the wild chaotic pace of the city or in the meditative pace in the forest of the Shinto shrine. I’m calm... in a state of peacefulness, I can see more details, I am absolutely present, and my attention is dancing gracefully from one thing to the next. This is above all why I'm here... I’ve found it.
Travel - To really give in to it, to go on your own to a foreign place... Really foreign! Smile, absorb everything and say yes to every wild thing you can. I’m sincerely curious in life. I ask a lot of questions. I run at adventure like it’s a drug... travel alone and wild opportunities will be thrown at you... I’ve traveled like this since I was 18 and it’s put me in so many situations that have altered my life, changed me, and given me life-long friends around the world. I’ve always been approached and invited to do shit and been on wild adventures around the world as a result. Smile, go alone, smile, say yes... there’s an aura that will surround you and the world opens up; it becomes more and more infectious. Travel more, do more.... don’t stop, lean in!
— Josh Sirlin