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Great Escape

How to Escape While Standing Still

The science of daydreaming is complicated. What it meant to me in childhood was not.

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TThere’s no escaping childhood. I mean that in the literal sense — to be a child is to wake up each day with people you didn’t choose, in a place you didn’t choose, in a time you didn’t choose. Maybe you were lucky, or…