Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Is the isolation ward all that is available?

I recently read a book where one of the characters needed to escape from a bad patch in her life, so she came to South Africa (SA). When another character asked why SA, she replied along the lines of: "Because it was the furthest place I could think of."

And I am feeling very very far way from the rest of the world. This sense of isolation is gnawing away at me. I feel stuck here, what I think of as the arse end of the world. My flight instinct is overwhelming my fight instinct.

8 comments:

Forever Feline said...

Can you afford a short trip? Why not book a flight outta here just for a short break and soul food :)

Being Brazen said...

Hope you feel better soon and less in the mood to escape.

Ps - I started my book club....

Azra said...

I actually have long-haul-flight withdrawal symptoms akin to those withdrawal symptoms of a crack whore :P And I have to resist the urge to book tickets, especially one-way tickets :P

So, I'm right there with you on the flight instinct ;)

That Mash Guy said...

where next?

Being Brazen said...

Ps - my new book blog is up: http://www.beingbrazenbooks.blogspot.com

Prixie said...

Forever Feline: Yeah I can do a short trip, but I want out, for good! ;p oh, and I have very little leave at the moment so trying to rack that up for a long trip!

Being Brazen: great about the book club! Will have a look at it! :)

azra: cant someone pack us as their luggage? some brit... ;p

mash: while I am here, I am contemplating touring Southern Africa and some of the islands. Need to plan a road map and pursue.i'd rather pursue from london though...

lettice said...

Sure you can eat chocolate from anywhere in the world! What is keeping you here at the moment?

hamishpillay said...

I think we all need to escape. We need new challenges. Do it now. You're young, what have you got to lose?