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  • At the start of Pattern Recognition William Gibson describes how when you travel jetlag is your soul catching up with your physical body.

    My strategy to avoid this is to hide little fragments of my soul in different timezones. I have a piece of mine caught in the thorns of a hawthorn on the Yorkshire Dales. When the wind blows it tatters like unwound knitting. Another piece is buried under the leaf litter of Schloss Nyphenburg. It smells of soil and moss, and burrows deeper in winter.

    The secret is to live in many places and your soul will always be there before you.
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