Nine days or so, no internet, no screens: that’s how I self-medicate once, per year. This year, those days start tomorrow.
This annual break, away from it all, is always a special time for me. Almost no matter what I do, I find it meaningful. It was on this vacation that last year I reread To Kill a Mockingbird, which is easily meaningful. This year, if I happen to get my hands on Harper Lee’s “newer” book Go Set a Watchman, I might read it.
Somewhat related, but only coincidentally, I recommend Ta-Nehisi Coats’ recent Fresh Air interview. I don’t have time to comment on it, but it is worth your time.
Lastly, if you’re not offended by profanity, you might enjoy this “guided meditation.” I shared it with two people, both of whom, independently, replied that they laughed to tears. It may be just what you need. (h/t friend of TIE, Bradley Flansbaum)