Travel.

July 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

 

“Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.”  – Judith Thurman

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Chiricahua National Monument to Safford, AZ

http://thrubike.net/2012/05/08/chiricahua-national-monument-to-safford-az/

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“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”  – Anna Quindlen

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Chinle Wash Near Many Farms AZ

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/teschwab/tags/usa/

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“There’s a part of me that thinks perhaps we go on existing in a place even after we’ve left it.”  – Colum McCann

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Near Many Farms AZ

http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001323.html

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“…I had always believed that I left a bit of me wherever I went. I also believed that I took a bit of every place with me. I never felt that more than with this trip. It was as if the act of touching these places, walking these roads,and asking these questions had added another column to my being. And the only possible explanation I could find for that feeling was that a spirit existed in many of the places I visited, and a spirit existed in me and the two had somehow met in the course of my travels. It’s as if the godliness of the land and the godliness of my being had fused.”  – Bruce Feiler

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“It is a pity indeed to travel and not get this essential sense of landscape values. You do not need a sixth sense for it. It is there if you just close your eyes and breathe softly through your nose; you will hear the whispered message, for all landscapes ask the same question in the same whisper. ‘I am watching you — are you watching yourself in me?’ Most travelers hurry too much…the great thing is to try and travel with the eyes of the spirit wide open, and not to much factual information. To tune in, without reverence, idly — but with real inward attention. It is to be had for the feeling…you can extract the essence of a place once you know how. If you just get as still as a needle, you’ll be there.”  – Lawrence Durrell

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