“There are different ways of ‘getting lost’…in the context of exploring, we can think of it in terms of ‘existing in a state where you do not know where you are headed, exactly.’ In this sense we may choose to become literally lost, exploring a place we’ve never been before, or lost in the sense that we enter into a relationship with objects and ideas without knowing what the outcome will be.”
How to Wander Aimlessly:
- Pick a day and a time
- Pack a bag
- Start heading in any direction. Act only on instinct.
- Do the opposite of what you think you should.
- If you start to think you are wasting your time, you’re doing it correctly.
- Keep going. Pay attention to the details. Lose all sense of time and place.
Read How to be an Explorer of the World: a Portable Life Museum by Keri Smith.