What If We Forget How to Get Lost?

July 9, 2017
Man lost in the woods

Natalie Rhea Riggs (CC0)

Today, it's a lot harder to get lost. No matter where you are, you’re never more than a touch screen away from one of a frosty computer voice telling you to “turn left here.” Are we in danger of forgetting how to get lost? Maybe we’ll have to learn how.  That’s why Rebecca Solnit wrote an instruction manual — “A Field Guide to Getting Lost.”



What a great little teaser, and it's nice to hear in Solnit's own voice. I recently read this book while on a adventure to "get lost," and I would recommend it for anyone interested in the poetic exploration of place and space.