The Land of the Dry

Kerasote, Ted
February 2007
High Country News;2/19/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p23
The article focuses on the sentiments of the author regarding his health as he approached 50. The author considered the West as the best place to be where there is more open space, cleaner air, purer water and more wildlife. Aside from that, the West also allows the people to have an active lifestyle such as hiking, mountain biking or skiing. At 50, he started to feel stiffness and illnesses that he could not connect to too much exercise after all he rested, had yoga and ate good foods. He was not alone, though, but his hamstring was torn, his hands cracked and had backache. With his neighbor's advice, he spent time visiting the beach, swam and felt the water which healed his maladies. He then realized that humans which are mostly water needs the sea especially coming from a dry place.


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