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About L’appel Du Vide
There exists a psychological phenomenon in which perfectly sane people, with no desire to die, find themselves faced with a steep cliff and experience a strong desire to leap. To jump from their safe vantage point into the unknown. This phenomenon is so common in fact, that the french have a term for it: L’appel du Vide – Call of the Void.
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Daily Archives: May 15, 2012
For me, travel has always been a great time to face my fears. I’d like to pretend that I don’t have many – Planes? A breeze. Spiders? A minor nuisance. Giant Dogs? Super Cute. But the truth is that as I’ve traveled, I’ve become more and more aware of just how many things totally terrify the pants off of me. Let me count the ways in which I’ve discovered latent fears while traveling: Walking through the City of David in Israel reminded me that I am totally claustrophobic. If you’re not familiar with the City of David, it’s a small, dark, water filled tunnel … Read More