Quarantine Quote

Never quite thought of Odysseus as obsessed, but in retrospect seems clear.

“People try to get away from it all,” Marcus Aurelius said, “to the country, to the beach, to the mountains. You always wish that you could too. Which is idiotic: you can get away from it anytime you like. By going within. Nowhere you can go is more peaceful—more free of interruptions—than your own soul.”

James R. Hull @jhull