The crowds swallow you whole.
You'll be sucked down into the vortex of the 5th circle of hell.
And eventually, it will feel like the buildings are closing in on you.
If you begin to experience any of these symptoms, you should really take a hike.
That's what my friends and I do when it all gets to be too much. It is serenity we crave.
a breath of fresh air...a flash of blue sky
and the crunch of leaves underfoot.
At first, we're all, "Whoa. This is scary. Where's the subway?"
But eventually, we feel more relaxed. Calm, centered, happy.
This is our time to recharge the batteries, commune with nature and find our inner peace and strength.
We are very dedicated in this practice.
And take it all quite seriously.
It is also a time to advance our athleticism...
connect with a simpler way of life,
and really hone our wilderness survival skills.
By the end of the journey, we feel relaxed and rested. Empowered, but at peace.
We're ready to dive back into that hectic city life we love so much.
Anybody know where I can catch the N train from up here?