Getting lost

Getting lost is an important part of journeying.
Being lost can be stressful, of course. But it also wakes you up. You stand a little straighter. Your eyes and pores open. You become more alert. You study the world carefully, scanning the horizon for landmarks, signs, clues — for a way forward. Ultimately, you become alive to possibility: a new compass bearing, a new story, a trail untaken.

Paul Salopek, Out of Eden Walk
who just finished one year out of a seven-year global trek from Africa to Tierra Del Fuego, following in the footsteps of our restless ancestors who first roamed the Earth.


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