Unexpected Journey
Apps, music, and stories by Martynas Jocius

Wild Flute 003 / Ambient Sketches

I could say that
Simple things
Like creeks, forests and clouds
Give me fulfillment, meaning
And happiness
But the truth is
That there’s nothing simple about
All the magic
When human consciousness
Meets the unspeakable

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Wild Flute 002 / Ambient Sketches

White forest
Deep snow
Beautiful dream
Bansuri flute
Spontaneous thought
Cosmic giggle

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Wild Flute 001 / Ambient Sketches

Bansuri sound
Finds me looking into the water
It's simple
And I enjoy it simple
Felt and present
Performed without a need
To sound great
To be better
Because now
I simply am

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Reflection 1.2.3 Released

I'm happy to announce Reflection 1.2.3. This is a small update release that adds:

  • New feature: entry duplication.
  • Close preview button for bookmarks.
  • Small UI improvements.

Update is available via the App Store.

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Brown Trouts Are a Sign of Cold and Fresh Water

Cold and fresh water
Full of living beings
Dreaming under the stones
Or hunting above them
Trouts are standing still
With almost no effort
In fast moving water
I have so much
To learn from them
About life

Picture: Brown trout (Salmo trutta).

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Reflection 1.2.2 Released

There are quite a lot of updates in version 1.2.2 that you might find useful.

  • Faster UI when switching journals.
  • Better looking checklists.
  • New keyboard shortcuts for saving and discarding entries: "Command+S" and "Esc".
  • New keyboard shortcut for opening settings: "Command+,".
  • Small bug fixes.

You can update to Reflection 1.2.2 directly from App Store app on your Mac.

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Beautiful Forest Creek in Winter

I've started the new year by visiting this beautiful forest creek, and it was a great experience. The creek was running through the middle of the forest, and I've almost accidently found it in last November. I saw a few small trouts back then, and that was promising. The creek had quite a lot of spots for trouts to hide.

This year we have a true winter here in Lithuania. The trip was great, and I've learned quite a lot about the water, and the shortage of my experience. Nevertheless, looking forward for the fly fishing trips, especially in early spring.

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A Short Thank You Letter

This is an experimental thank you letter that I've posted on Instagram using a screenshot of Reflection journal.

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Quest / Minimal Ambient in Nature

A lifelong quest. Sometimes it can be felt in the moments like this, when running water becomes time, when genetic geometry is representing itself as separate species, yet the process of life and death tells a story that nothing lasts. The Nature itself touches my body and soul then. And life continues.

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Symbiosis / Minimal Ambient in Nature

Symbiosis is a close and long-term biological interaction between two different biological organisms. It forms between various species of trees and fungi, plants and insects, humans and gut bacteria. This is a very deep and fascinating topic.

Happy to share “Symbiosis” (2018) music video. 🎛🌲🍄🦉

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Forest Creek / Minimal Ambient in Nature

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” — Happy to share "Forest Creek" (2018) music video with you. It was recorded in the wild nature of Neries regional park in Lithuania.

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Mycelium / Minimal Ambient in Nature

This is another minimal ambient video that I recorded in beautiful Lithuanian nature.

Mycelium is the main part of a fungus, and now it is known that animals derived from them. Mycelium creates life where it was not possible before. More than 50% of all soil is made of living or dead mycelium. Mycelium turns rock into soil, so plants can grow and animals can live on new land. Mycelium cleans the environment from the toxic material and turns dead plants and animals into the soil so that new life can thrive. The largest known living organism in the world is a 2200 years old mycelium the size of 9.7 km² in Oregon, USA. It’s possible that fungus is a life form with the best karma on Earth.

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Ecosystem / Minimal Ambient in Nature

I have started experimenting with minimal ambient music this year, and this is my new adventure that I enjoy so much. The first video was recorded by the river Dūkšta, a few hundred meters away from my tiny house.

Early spring. Nature is waking up after the winter, and she is well rested. First flowers of the April are starting to blossom, but at this time you can only feel how leaves will be soon bursting all around. The natural ecosystem is rich with life and death. But now it’s a new beginning.

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