Okay, I re-read the introduction. I still like it a lot.
But it does beg the question:
Does someone who has really learned to let others into her life deliberately set up shop in a city/country/continent where she knows no one? Where she works alone on a laptop all day and thus has no opportunity for meeting a single soul? Where opportunities for human interaction are limited to the cash register at the supermarket and asking for the check at the wi-fi coffee shop?
Maybe I’ve got a ways to go on the lesson-learning front.