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  •  I have driven cross country alone (11+ / 0-)

    many times and hitchhiked alone when i was 20 something.

    Hiking in desolate places, i have been followed two times and was afraid for my life- there was intention to harm that was palpable- my animal senses kicked in just in time to take evasive action.

    Traveling alone, for most women, means achieving hyper awareness, really being in the moment. An exercise in  ultimate zen. It is not always a comfortable state of being but the adventure is most often worth any incidence of discomfort.

    It really is true that, at 60+, i do feel completely invisible- blessing or curse, don't know how i feel about that. I do hike with a 55 lb dog who is not invisible.

    I have always resented the absolute freedom that men take for granted in navigating this world- most of them have no idea how we live.

    Saria Sierra , may she rest.

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      It really is true that, at 60+, i do feel completely invisible- blessing or curse, don't know how i feel about that. I do hike with a 55 lb dog who is not invisible.
      I have always resented the absolute freedom that men take for granted in navigating this world- most of them have no idea how we live.
      A terrible shame they are true.

      "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

      by Most Awesome Nana on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 10:04:38 PM PST

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