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A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
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Rebecca Solnit
“When someone doesn't show up, the people who wait sometimes tell stories about what might have happened and come to half believe the desertion, the abduction, the accident. Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don't--and it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown. Perhaps fantasy is what you fill up maps with rather than saying that they too contain the unknown.”
Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Rebecca Solnit
“Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don't--and it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown.”
Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost


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