I have another piece published on Somnabulist. It's about finding perspective.
Your best friend asks if you want to go to the coast after brunch with some friends. Say yes because you didn't have plans anyway and it’s been weeks since you left Portland.
Eventually This American Life comes on the radio, Ira Glass says, “We head off cheerfully toward plan A. But Plan A turns out completely different from what we thought it was going to be and so we switch to a backup, and then the backup plan becomes our life.” Everyone in the car groans.
Heading South down 101 you pass Hug Point State Park; in college you and your roommates stopped there on a road trip, you called it ‘Point-Hug-a-Point’. That road trip was a decade ago.
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