BY: TYLER FYFE
There were plenty of reasons not to come out here. Common sense was certainly one of them. I was pressed beneath the thumb of debt. But life was becoming a manic brand of boring.
My weekdays were spent craning my neck over a keyboard and my nights submerging into a fishbowl of cheap wine or craft beer or else collapsing into couch cushions like caskets.
When the sludge of complexity clogs your capacity for enthusiasm, it’s best to simplify: pack your life into a backpack.
This reaction, to run to something less familiar, is synthesized into my very nature. Pavlov called it the “blind force of the sub cortex”, my grandmother calls it “juvenile bullshit”, but I think Robert Pirsig is the only one who got it right. He wrote “There are greater human forces than logic.” If you have ever found peace in the reflection of yourself in another’s eyes, or in the crystal mirror of a wild lake as dark gives way to light, I think you’ll know exactly what he meant.