I didn’t start the flipwalk project until almost three years had passed after the attacks of 9/11. The random walks around lower Manhattan lasted just about exactly a year, but it’s taken me over four years to finish writing them up. I’m sure there’s some equation that expresses the finely calibrated mix of having a full schedule and achieving emotional distance, but for the moment, let’s just acknowledge they were both factors in the delay.
The walks usually feel immediate to me, even with the passage of time. But as you’ll see in the full version of walk #45 (the image above is just a teaser), sometimes not.