The New York Times – Breathing in the Currency of Life

My mind is set upon my departure and return to civilization, planned for mid-November, Antarctica permitting. In the meantime, I have been drowned in messages containing the same question: What have I missed the most?

Besides my friends, family, Siberian husky puppy, Mishi, and a hot bath, I guess I miss the ability to stand outside in normal atmospheric pressure and be able to take a walk in a pair of shorts and sandals, without becoming short of breath.

I have missed oxygen.

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