Lake Ugii is pretty, in a Mainland Cheese kind of way, but I’m getting pretty annoyed with my travel companion.
She has flipped into full organisation mode, ruthlessly stripping me of my savoured self-sufficiency. When she takes over building the fire, even when I just said that I like doing that, I decide that I hate her and this trip is now the exact opposite of my self-affirming adventure and I just want to get back to Ulaanbaatar ASAP.
Blah blah blah, something really obvious, don’t you think?
And, That may be what you think, but here’s what I think (looks for group approval).
And, I can see you’re already doing the thing that needs to be done first but How about you do the next thing, would that be an idea?
Grrrrrr! Go and live your own life – I’m quite happy with mine thank you!
And maybe I am. Maybe when I say that I’m not happy, or that I wasn’t happy in New Zealand, maybe what I mean is that I am still figuring out that being on my own is best.
Maybe I need to work, live and love on that basis, rather than struggling to adopt society’s seductive pledge of a perfect partnership.