The vacation void

Vacation’s premise of recouperative rest and respite has become work: we manically “add value” to our expensive “free time”.

We cram novel experiences (and novel foods) into the vacuity we gave to ourselves, attempting to fill it while neglecting to consider that floating in a vacuum, untethered and unencumbered, would be the ultimate novelty.

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