August 3

If you’re never truly alone, you have no idea how you’re going to feel when you actually are. I’d love to get the chance experience that discovery like it was the first time again. It takes about two days on a solo trip to reach that state of mind. You’ll start having new revelations, like “huh, I really acted that way” or “this is what I’m going to commit myself to.” Solo trips are actually a chance to soul search.

-Yataro Matsuura, “What Šašek Taught Me