Leah McLaren

Have I been sent mad by goats?

It could be the fasting

  • From Spectator Life

I am on a retreat in the Portuguese mountains outside Faro, a heavenly place called Moinhos Velhos. I have not eaten food in three days. I have practised hours of yoga and meditation. I have swum many cool, slow lengths of a blue-tiled pool and sweated in a wood-fired sauna and walked for miles through a red dirt valley under whispering conifer pines. 

Day two is the day you hate everything and want to blow up the world

Yesterday I wanted to kill people.

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