Last month a friend and I went to Tassajara (the Carmel Vally extension of the San Francisco Zen Center) for a regrettably short time. Over dinner, I met one resident that had moved there and not left in 2.5 years. Somehow this made perfect sense. I've found my mind drifting back there many times since; but then I think about extended stays with no cell service, no internet. Terrifying. This photo is of an incredible opening in a creek, just deep enough to jump in and cool off after sunning yourself on the white hot rocks.