Peregrinate


Peregrinate (v.) – Origin: Latin – Definition: Travel or wander around from place to place.

To be free to wander and wonder.  What I see when I wonder and wander. I am me when I’m wonderfully wandering. Oftentimes wandering only in the world inside my head. Exploring moments overlooked and turning them into moments I can revisit.  Revisiting them and wondering why I didn’t enjoy them as much during the first visit. 

“Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!”  

“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

And when things start to happen,
Don’t worry. Don’t stew.
Just go right along.
You’ll start happening too.

“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”
― Roman Payne

OH!
THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!

You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers
Who soar to high heights.

You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed.
You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you’ll be the best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don’ t
Because, sometimes, you won’t.

“The Wanderer

What is she like?
I was told—
she is a
melancholy soul.

She is like
the sun to the night;
a momentary gold.

A star when dimmed
by dawning light;
the flicker of
a candle blown.

A lonely kite
lost in flight—
someone once
had flown.”
― Lang Leav

Bridge Tokyo, Japan

You’ll get mixed up, of course,
As you already know.
You’ll get mixed up
With many strange birds as you go.

So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
And remember that Life’s
A Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)

No one can live without relationship. You may withdraw into the mountains, become a monk, a sannyasi, wander off into the desert by yourself, but you are related. You cannot escape from that absolute fact. You cannot exist in isolation. Jiddu Krishnamurti

delta orinoco, Venezueal

 

I’ll never stop wandering. And when the time comes to die, I’ll find the wildest, loneliest, most desolate spot there is.
— Everett Ruess

 

 

KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!

Be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
Or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,
You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.

So…

“The best teachers have showed me that things have to be done bit by bit. Nothing that means anything happens quickly–we only think it does. The motion of drawing back a bow and sending an arrow straight into a target takes only a split second, but it is a skill many years in the making. So it is with a life, anyone’s life. I may list things that might be described as my accomplishments in these few pages, but they are only shadows of the larger truth, fragments separated from the whole cycle of becoming. And if I can tell an old-time story now about a man who is walking about, waudjoset ndatlokugan, a forest lodge man, alesakamigwi udlagwedewugan, it is because I spent many years walking about myself, listening to voices that came not just from the people but from animals and trees and stones.”
― Joseph Bruchac

… get on your way! – Dr. Suess

wanderlings:  Nicolas; Erica; Pat; Brody; Mayank; Friderikeheuer; Aimee; Adam; Melanie; Dan; Leo; Mariah: Jenna; Emily;Trinity; Jocelyn; LukeMason; Ben; locksley; Liam; Michael; Seth

2 thoughts on “Peregrinate

    • I have been loving the word a day challenge I set for myself. So many words I have heard but didn’t really know what they meant. Or heard, loved, and understood but were too afraid to use!!! Thanks for reading!

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