I often go to the east coast to visit family, and while I’m out there I try to do a bit of self-searching (whatever that means) and find peace. Although I go there fairly often, I think of each time as a kind of escape from the everyday that I’m used to. Not that there is anything particularly spectacular or peaceful where my family is, a small town in Massachusetts, but it is surrounded by the Berkshires, which are quite nice. They hardly count as mountains, rather small, but there is something about them that’s inspiring. Sometimes, surrounded by the mountains, one can feel very isolated from the rest of the world because it seems like there’s no way out. But, on the other hand, it’s as if you can’t leave until you’ve accomplished some level of self-discovery or reached a bit of peacefulness, for me at least. Sometimes this happens and sometimes it doesn’t. But it is always worth the pursuit.