Alas, it is a sad reality of the human condition that we may be able to take a break from our lives, but we can never truly take a break from our selves.
As I found out, lying on a beach in Rarotonga. I found that I had unwittingly packed my brain along with my swimsuit.
[Author's note: The aforementioned brain-removal technique may have been performed by a white, olive branch-toting dove, or it may, in fact, have been performed by a white cocktail with a fruity garnish. I forget. That's what happens when you lose your mind. In any case, it was very pleasant.]