galeni and I were talking about places we go to escape, gain perspective, leave ourselves behind.

For me it’s primarily the wilderness in general and the desert in particular: when I leave the city and home behind, I leave a part of myself behind. While, contrarywise, something about being in same reminds me in some deeper way of who I am.

Also the ocean. Being at the edge of something that large and that wild throws me out of myself for a while.

Where do you all go (or what do you do–it might not be a physical place), for escape and distance and perspective?

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