Of Mice and Me
With Books, Wildlife Camera Traps, and Social Media
I am back from the sea, up in the mountains again, where the weather is perfect and mosquitoes rare*. The wildlife trail camera is set up down by the seasonal stream (the water seems to hide underground for a part of its length at this time of the year), giant rocks are being moved, walls painted, and fires readied for cooking. As most of you know by now, being out in wilder places agrees with me. As I recently discussed with a good friend, it’s not that I dislike cities — I don’t, I love them — it’s just that I expend energy in those places, and replace it in quieter, greener locations.
It is the same for me with people — I love meeting new people, I love catching up with friends, but, being an introvert, it is tiring for me and I only recharge my batteries when I am either alone or with Aurélie. Everyone is different, and I love that. There are times I miss the bustle of a city, times I miss large gatherings of people, but these things need balancing. If you are an extrovert, I can only imagine how tough being locked down for Covid must have been/still be.