Two people I know have gone over.

No, no they didn’t die, they are still there, working every day, they have just made the personal decision that the laws of this land no longer apply to them, and they are living as if in wartime- going about their business and yet ready to divest themselves of everything except what they can carry and hit the road. They are worried, and yet they are strangely free. Were there not hostages to my fortune I would have joined them already. In spirit, I have.