A MINIMALIST TALE OF LOVE AND WANDERING
Austin, TexasвЂ“based journalist Bensen was just dealing with a psychological breakdown when she met Jeff, a divorced environmental science professor by having a вЂњlarger than lifeвЂќ personality, on OkCupid . Just four weeks to their free-spirited, вЂњdefinition-free dating,вЂќ Jeff asked Bensen to become listed on him without baggage on a adventure that is european. To her own surprise, the normally bashful and retiring Bensen immediately consented. They started their test in unencumbered travel which involved mostly unplanned wandering by and then couch surfing at night in the homes of people they connected with online in Turkey day. Than she had bargained for about the nature of their relationship, which both had initially agreed would remain open as they drifted from Istanbul to Izmir and then into Greece, Bensen began thinking more deeply. Jeff вЂњwas a pendulum undulating straight back and forth between freedom and desire,вЂќ on the spectrum his вЂњswingsвЂќ defined while she was still trying to find herself. When Jeff began a harmless flirtation with a woman for a bus to Sarajevo, Bensen realized that her connection to the free-wheeling teacher had grown far more powerful than an uncommitted relationship is able to accommodate. Only after confronting him with вЂњevidence» of his infidelity did she realize that her вЂњKerouacianвЂќ fan ended up being available to the indisputable fact that вЂњa partnership could enhance freedom in place of weighing it straight down.вЂќ BensenвЂ™s story of an unanticipated and unexpectedly meaningful as well as times romance that is magical developed from a possibility online encounter is charming.