It sometimes takes interacting with friends in mainstream society to remind me of the degree to which I am disconnected from it. Related, I have grown to love sharing a taste of my unusual life with friends. When I host guests I present my patterns, thoughts, and enjoyments to them, essentially saying “Check it out and try it on if you want. This is me.”
It seems like this approach has been successful, both as a way to connect deeply and to provide guests with a fun time. Sure, we can do some touristy things, but let’s focus on knowing each other’s experience.
I am writing from Valley of Fire State Park in southern Nevada, in the company of a close friend of mine from college. It seems like he may be catching the RV bug. There’s always room for a topologist on the road.