Jeremy is a very simple kinda of man. He isn't the tallest, he isn't the strongest, or smartest, but he does have one very notable talent. Jeremy is able to hold a pose for long periods of time. Hours, days, years, it doesn't matter. Jeremy has always had one job, and one that he does very well. I've taken some admiration for Jeremy's hard work in the past years that I've had him, and collaborated with him to document his first steps in the world of the outdoors. During this process I wanted to let Jeremy do his own poses for once, and do as little interaction with him, in order to capture some great candid photos. So enjoy Jeremy's day out.
Scene 1: The Room
When I asked Jeremy what he did all day while I was gone, I said he did a lot of reading. He only had one book, and eventually got bored. This is when Jeremy started contemplated doing the unthinkable, he was going to leave his spot.
The first obstacle in his way, was getting down from the shelf. It was a far drop to the floor, and it was unknown if an impact from that height would be fatal. Jeremy used the magnets in his hands to shimmy his way down the heater, which luckily was made of metal. Spoiler alert, he made it down safe and sound.
When he reached the bottom, he was struct by the realization of just how small he actually was. He could easily walk under the bed, couldn't climb the chairs, and found himself stuck. It was moments like these where I myself had to intervene to open the door for him, or his adventure would have been cut short (opening doors was the only assisting I did for him).
Scene 2: Stairs
Although there was not much photographed during this part in the journey, it was the area that took Jeremy the longest. So for all his efforts and managing to tackle four flights of stairs, I think it's only appropriate to emphasis how difficult this was for him.
An hour, and four flights later, Jeremy reached the first floor of Aroostook, only to learn he had a few more steps to climb down outside the front doors. Great job buddy!
Scene 3: Outside! See ya Stairs!
When Jeremy reached the outdoors, right then, you could tell that the stairs were worth the effort. He decided he wanted to take the same path I took to classes, to experience what I did everyday. However, I think his experience was in one day beats all of my own walks across campus. He really made me realize all the little things I took for granted. I helped direct him on the right paths, and told him he would know when he got to the end of the trip when he found Stewart. So that was his next task, to find whoever this Stewart guy is.
Scene 4: Halfway there
The hype was dying down a little as Jeremy hit the halfway mark. He also got surrounded by buildings, brick after brick, which soon became boring. He did at one point take a nap on the grass with a leave as a make shift blanket. It was about this time Jeremy kept asking if he was there yet, but I kept telling him not until he found Stewart.
Jeremy approached a building past the freshman quad, and was just about done with all the walking. However he did have enough energy in him to try out a few tricks on a bike rack. I let him have his fun, and the next time he asked if he was there yet I just told him to look up
Scene 5: Home away from home
Jeremy finally made it to his destination, the IMRC. I gave him a small tour of the place, explaining what it was I did here, and how I pretty much lived in this building if not at the dorms. Jeremy was in aw at all the rooms, and hallways. His favorite feature was the automatic water dispenser.
Over all, Jeremy enjoyed his adventure, and I gladly carried the little guy back to dorms after all that walking. "The outside was great, beautiful, miraculous even, but I will always prefer the safety and comfort of a bedroom. Much less stairs to deal with"-Jeremy.
I'd like to thank Jeremy for letting me follow him on his journey, and being an amazing model. He worked really hard, and I'm sure he will enjoy any future adventures coming his way.