I don’t know if I’ve glimpsed inner peace or been transported to the sublime, or any of the other things we’re told that solitude in nature is supposed to bring us. I do know that, for maybe the first time ever, I’ve sat alone and attentive, in a patch of wilderness that may not always be so wild. I’ve hiked for miles without speaking, slept dreamlessly under the stars. I’ve touched all the edges of my own mind. This is what I came here for, and it is more than enough.
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