Wednesday, May 13, 2015

When finding my way is not getting my way / Getting out of my own way


Explorers, the historian Aaron Sachs wrote me in answer to a question, "were always lost, because they’d never been to these places before. They never expected to know exactly where they were. Yet, at the same time, many of them knew their instruments pretty well and understood their trajectories within a reasonable degree of accuracy. In my opinion, their most important skill was simply a sense of optimism about surviving and finding their way.” 
― Rebecca SolnitA Field Guide to Getting Lost

2 comments:

Tara Crowley said...

That last sentence says it all doesn't it.

Nick said...

If that's right then we are all explorers when it comes to navigating our own lives. And probably it is, since for sure I've been lost in that particular way for many many years.