Sometimes I just have to disappear. I don’t mean ethereally, like in meditation or by consuming art, though I need that regularly too. I mean physically disappear. Sometimes I need to lose myself so completely that I’m lost to others as well. I have to shut off my phone, forget the world, and lose my place. I need to forget everything and vanish in the trees, run with the animals, fly with the stars. And if you want to get close to me you must accept this, for I need it like I need to breathe; its as integral to who I am as the heart beating in my chest – but don’t worry about me when I am away, because the thing about getting lost is that I always come back with more to give than I had when I went away.

~ Cristen Writes ©️ 2022


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