Day Four: On sumac tea, conserving calories and collapse

The lessons I learned from the May experiment have served me well, and I have no doubt that I will make it to Day Seven with ease. I scouted my neighborhood in advance, so I don’t have much wandering to do. I also gathered as much as I could when it became seasonally available, like the squirrels do. So it has been easy for me to lay low and conserve energy. I am also doing the opposite all of the things I usually do to stay fit: I have been eating carbohydrates right before bed, I have not been jogging in the morning, and I aim to be as inactive as possible. Viewed in this light, laziness is just another word for efficiency.

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