We are about two-thirds the way through our year of dropping out, and as we face the specter of going home — to a “normal” life in one of the most expensive places in the U.S. — it’ll be a challenge to keep the work-money-consumption drive in balance.
Still, this I know to be true: I’ve never been less stressed or healthier or more inspired than I am today. Not being in an office helps of course, but this comes less from sloth than from richness of experience. All those sights and sounds and tastes — the and textural differences of living and traveling abroad — have built a better me.
The question remains: Can we maintain a life of adventure, of discovery, back in the saddle of day-to-day?
This monument is the largest we’ve seen on our travels. A placard only refers to a “tragic accident,” but based on its size, many lives were lost. When we visited yesterday, fresh offerings of candles and sliced apples adorned one shrine.