MIND: Escape Artist

The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human:
the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears,
to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger,
to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown…

The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road // Paul Theroux

MIND: Escape

There are those who, in self-defense, build a shell as they advance in experience.
There are others who, instead of building a shell, take flights, find other forms of life, other richer places and people and return consoled and strengthened.
What most people do not understand is that there are escapes and flights which are constructive.

// Anaïs Nin