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Matt Willen Matt Willen | Saturday 9. May 2009

The First Step

Every journey begins with a single, ambiguous step: a step that is both towards something and away from something else. I suppose (actually I know) that with most writing about travels, expeditions, journeys, that ambiguity is generally resolved ahead of time. The writing is done in retrospect, reflectively, the significance of what happened attained, the messy elements of experience ordered, the subject focused. That's not the case here, which I suppose is the essence of blogging, something I have never done before, and which has the distinctive feel of placing myself naked out in front of an audience begging a look. So excuse the mess; I assume it will come together as we proceed....
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