Running away or running towards? Why it’s important we know the difference

Charlotte Sheridan
4 min readSep 8, 2020

I was much further out than you thought. And not waving but drowning.” Stevie Smith

From a distance it’s hard to know why someone is running. Are they fleeing from or racing to? To the casual observer they look the same. It can be equally baffling to the runner.

Some of my Spoon by Spoon interviewees are running to. But many are running from. It takes distance and time to figure out which.

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Charlotte Sheridan

Psychologist, coach, writer, photographer… juggling them all but often dropping balls.