to my people
I thought about making this a phone call, but I thought that would be unfair.
This isn't the type of message to leave in a voicemail box that might never get checked.
I'm checking out. Just for a little while.
I'm going to take a year off, in the little cabin up north. There's a lake there and miles of trees and silence.
I need the time, so please don't convince me not to go. The memories will be simpler there, and I hope the writing will be unburdened.
You can just think of this as a really long extension of a practical joke. That in the future you'll look back at and laugh about.
About the year that I went so numb as to live alone in the woods for a year.
but remember what our old friend said so long ago?,
that anything is funny as long as one person laughs?
well.. I'm always laughing.
I promise to come back.
I love you.