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  • What do you see?
    An open road, a closed gallery, a frozen hell, a brisk morning walk?

    To me, this was routine during a whole winter and a spring. I had recently come back from my travels to start a business in my home country, but I had for a while to settle down in a part of France I hardly knew, in the Lyon area.

    I'm a city-dweller and a beach-lover - the deep countryside is not for me, especially not in winter. So this should have been a time of great anguish.
    Instead, these 6 months rebooted my outlook on life.

    I was stuck in a tiny village, without a car, left to my own devices most of the time. I used my time to dream, think, walk, read, write, and eat. Rather than my usual diet of novels, I switched back to philosophy and scientific works, like I used to as a student. It all came together beautifully, as one idea led to the next in conjunction with past life experiences.

    That time spent walking the deserted country paths made me re-think a number of important ideas, gave me additional knowledge of myself - and thus confidence.

    It's one of those things you don't start without apprehension, enjoy while they happen, and relish the memory when they're done... without wishing ever to go back to it!
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