Challenge: Offer some instructions.
First, start planning your escape routes. If you want your freedom, you’ll have to stay clever, secret, and silent. Stash your resources somewhere safe and don’t tell anyone, not even your mother, that you plan to pull up roots. Decide what’s absolutely necessary, and steel yourself to lose the rest. Say: things can be replaced. Choose an ordinary day, like an April Tuesday. Like today. Put on your coat. Forget the note — words are meaningless — and step over the threshold for the last time. Leave this place the way a soul takes its last leap out of the body.