After launching 29 Sunset Drive I recorded the following in my daily diary: "Feeling nervous about this project, because it feels boundless. I'm not sure what I will do with this blog?! I have some ideas about it being a kind of flaneur repository….where I will store all my reflections, observations, etc., as well as links to my radio show. So no general organizing theme as of yet."
We didn't cross the borders, the borders crossed us!
Of the lessons I've learned from my studies, one of the most profound is the one taught to me by Herodotus, when he warned his readers to beware of ignoring boundaries! But can we be guilty of ignoring boundaries if we don't know where they are? Isn't that part of the fateful flaw of human beings? Yes, at times we cross them, transgressing the conventions of our villages, and, like gamblers take the risk and embracing the outcomes, whatever they may be. At other times, we unwittingly cross some boundary or another. And at still other times we set out on a new journey without any sense of where we are going. This is what I've seen called the 'Epic Journey': pursuit of the rare experience.