Today I told Lotte about the trek. It was more of a reminder that it was happening.. for me and for her. She seemed to take the news pretty well. It is strange talking to people about it. Now (unlike before) you talk about it with the full realization that it is actually happening. It changes things. People all of a sudden know you’re for real and somehow that makes you even more crazy than you were when you were just thinking about it. They respond usually in one of two ways: they are ecstatic or they are silent.