It was a privilege to walk Christo’s Floating Piers on the first day of the project. They are the ultimate sensorial experience: all about touch, vision, and whole body mobilization: it felt so light yet the day after everything feels sore.
A sublime event that created an unexpected shared community. Soft surface that responds to your feet, and really floats so you also have to adapt to its movement. Color that changes with light and time of the day. Knowing glances shared with people you’ve never met before.
By privileging walking, it felt just like pilgrimage, in all senses. And just like pilgrimage, that symbolic voyage, changes you in all ways.
Christo, besides all else, is an amazing human being.