Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
~ Henry David Thoreau
I have spent so much of my life trying to find myself – and I’ve been in good company on that front. There’s an entire industry built on just that, isn’t there? And yet, maybe, what I need – what we all need – is to allow ourselves to be lost.
And to stay lost, for as long as it takes, to begin to understand.
Perhaps the living is in the being lost.
(Black backed jackal, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, 2015)