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Affirmations of Life
     

Affirmations of Life

by Sarah Handyside
 

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I could've been anything I wanted. Instead I chose to drop out of society. I was 22 when I left Portland State University to hitchhike the United States with a homeless Sioux Indian I barely knew. I left because I felt like a ventriloquist's dummy with someone else’s arm up my ass, someone else’s thoughts in my head, and someone else’s words in my

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I could've been anything I wanted. Instead I chose to drop out of society. I was 22 when I left Portland State University to hitchhike the United States with a homeless Sioux Indian I barely knew. I left because I felt like a ventriloquist's dummy with someone else’s arm up my ass, someone else’s thoughts in my head, and someone else’s words in my mouth.

Over the course of two years, I went from lover to lover, place to place, searching for authenticity and vitality in a strictly-programmed society populated by robots. My road lead to a choice: I could deny my own essence and live the stale life prescribed to me, or I could be myself, raw and unedited, and endure a penniless, rootless existence outside its borders.

I knew I couldn’t return to civilization; road life had revealed it to be a farce. And I knew I’d find no solace or satisfaction in the wasteland beyond its limits. My new perspective would separate me from everything and everyone. My home would be the endless road; my purpose, a search for authenticity; my soul-mate, Wanderlust. It was 2005 when I set out. I've been on the road ever since.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044245013
Publisher:
Sarah Handyside
Publication date:
01/09/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
486 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Sarah Handyside is a vagabond and writer who has no specific goals and subscribes to no religions or political parties. She endeavors to own as few material possessions as possible and to have as few obligations as possible. Thus she will always be available to experience life spontaneously and record it thru written words.

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