Two days in the field. Felt like I needed to move mountains to get this time but the moment I left the house the rest of my world just faded away. In two days I’ve forgotten passwords, forgotten to-do lists, forgotten nearly everything. This makes me feel like I need to make a huge change. What that is, not entirely sure.
I feel like I need an extended trip, something that harkens back to the time before the phone, laptop, and digital umbilical. I really need it. No set path, not intimate timeline, or dreaded “content schedule.” But doing so is outside the bounds of what people now consider normal, at least for someone in my position, and it’s not like my position isn’t STELLAR. (great job, decent health.) Perhaps it is balance that solves this riddle. The vaccination, the spacing of C19 loosens the grip and the van aims toward unknown compass points.