Outside of an outrageously expensive internet cafe, though they are not as tall like further north, the jagged sky dicing mountains of the Andes stand. Inside the cafe, a young man is making a quite deliberate choice. Though fully conscious of this choice, the choice is also being made instinctively and with a feeling of rawness. It is difficult to tell what the future holds. He thinks, “Yes, I am going to stay in South America for another three months.” He begins the call to American Airlines and it is done. Right now he is in Ushuaia, a small tourist town squeezed between the mountains and the Beagle Channel, where he’ll be for the next week’s time. Ushuaia is in Tierra del Fuego, an island and province of Argentina as far south as one can go without crossing icy cold waters to Antarctica.
It wasn’t till sometime later, probably very recently in fact, that I realized how that choice affected the future that followed. Though the extra three months outside of the United States were truly mind-blowing and definitely would not be traded for a revision, having lived through the results, I did not devote the time and effort to the WE NEED MORE tour I had hoped to since its initial beginnings. Therefore, my first blog is dedicated to those who have put massive amounts of time and energy into the tour: Eli/Steph (not sure if it’s a good idea to try to separate these two), Olaus, Joey, Alli, Anthony, Bethany, Derrick, Drew, and Sean. Additionally, I must mention those on the other end, who are working with us to create the tour and will receive us at some point soon, including all of the AIGA chapters and design professionals.