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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: July 5, 2012
I spent this Fourth of July at home in Washington, DC. My apartment building roof has a great view of the National Mall where the fireworks take place. Because of the prime real estate we assumed we needed to camp out early to get good seats. This turned out to be totally unnecessary, but at least we got to enjoy the view and baking in the ungodly heat. After five (FIVE) hours of waiting, the crowds arrived and we finally got to check out the fireworks.