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c0b8374069b62250d6ecb257b69df122I am not who I once was; I have had many moments in this autumn where I do an action I have done before, or I go back to a place I have already been, and I have a distinct moment where I say, "I have changed," and also, "I am no longer the same." It is like falling asleep on a boat, and you wake up and someone has been sailing it for hours further and further out to sea. I have seen water, but this water, this deep, this far, at these coordinates, water is not what it once was, out here in the wild.