Have you heard the story about Mark Baumer? The 33-year-old Rhode Island librarian turned new-age Luddite, recently embarked on a journey across America.
Baumer hates things like pipelines and progress, so he wasn’t going to use a Chevy or any other car to tour America. Rather, the plan was to WALK from sea to shining sea.
Not only that, but he was going to do so barefoot in order to raise awareness about climate change.
A collective of friends described Baumer thusly:
“Mark was an amazingly compassionate, empathic, humble, joyful, generous, mindful and caring person. He was a talented poet and artist with an ability to tap into the human experience with his work.”
On Day 100 of his barefoot stroll, he recorded a diatribe that falls into the category of “famous last words.”
You see, shortly after recording it, the anti-progress protestor was run over by an SUV while walking barefoot on a Florida highway.
Picture credit: YouTube/Mark Baumer