09/08/2004: "refreshed and back"
I was a hermit for four days in a little village in western Massachusettes. No cell phone signal, no TV, no internet. I did lots of hill running and writing, got bitten by mosquitos, and enjoyed fresh vegetables off the garden. Only regret is I didn't get to swim in the lake across the street, because sunday was cloudy and chilly, and didn't really get to see the stars, because of clouds. I came back and there was no urgent messages or important emails, and realized that I could live forgotten at least a few days. Driving down the west side highway on the way home monday evening, I felt how I missed the city, although nature and tranquility always feed and free your soul.