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A charmingly frank, innocently entrancing piece, Chandra's essay speaks to the beauty of following life's whims. Chandra's journey through the trials of fear, doubt, and courage inspires me to pursue my writing with determined fervor, and reminds me that detours are by no means an act of avoidance or cowardice; rather, they can be the unexpected paths to enlightenment and self-fulfillment.
Agreed. Wonderful essay, and a reminder that things that seem like detours or delays can be invaluable writing fodder. You have to be out in the world in order to write about it.