By cataloging her masks, passionately accumulated while traveling, Diario de mascaras enables us to trace the random outlines of what writing, traveling, and living have in common for Luisa Valenzuela: the intense need to avoid the plan, to get lost.
While one could say that the irony of Valenzuela's new book is that she commits the sins she warns against--to provide a guide, to suggest a route--the call to get lost and the value system she outlines redeem her from such sins.
In 2006 50-year-old tourist Martin Lake from Warwickshire managed to get lost
for three days while within what local police called "shouting distance of help" after wandering off track near Alice Springs without water or a hat and with a flat mobile phone battery.
SO many drivers get lost in Birmingham that they are becoming a threat to the environment, it was claimed today.
Around two thirds of motorists get lost up to 10 times a year in the city, clocking up millions of wasted miles.
The 18 to 29-year-old generation may be the most switched on to technology but this does not apply to their directional skills as they get lost
for longer than other age groups.
This suggests that people with focal right hemisphere lesions who get lost
will be able to compensate by the use of "verbal maps" to assist them in finding their way around.
In most large races most birds get home, but in a big race it's not unusual for a large fraction of the birds to get lost
," Moore says.
Saul Mendoza of Mexico City did not get lost
because he had a lead vehicle to follow.
I'm sure I'll get lost
," she said with her eyes growing even rounder.