Do you regret it now?

Does it help, just a little bit, to know that there was nothing you could have done?

Of course you do.

Of course it doesn’t.




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Born Not Made

Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will—whatever we may think. They flower spontaneously out of the demands of our natures—and the best of them lead us not only outwards in space, but inwards as well. Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection…

Lawrence Durrell — Bitter Lemons

Departures always hurt.

Departures are the unavoidable pain, the secret ingredient which ferments the superior balm.

Departures sound like this.

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