What Are We Running From?

A meditation for those who leave

LaDonna Witmer
A-Culturated

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A nighttime view of a street in Lisbon, the cobbled calçadas gleaming in teh streetlight, the wall painted with a horse and rider galloping further and further away around the bend.
Lisbon, Portugal. Photo by author.

I don’t think of myself as a Person Who Leaves. Even though I have left, time and again.

I was born on the eastern coast of the United States near the Chesapeake Bay, but I left before I could speak. My parents moved us to Illinois, the state where they both grew up, when I was two.

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