It started as a challenge, a way to build relationships, try to erase old disagreements and regrets, and start fresh. The idea was to set up a cabin in the mountains free of internet and daily text exchanges and breathe in a new skin in the mind.
All was going well until the blackness of night surrounded the cabin. The guide confirmed the growl was only a friendly bear, nothing to be worried about. “He’s just letting us know this is his territory and he knows we’re here.”