“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.”
― Charlotte Eriksson
Whenever I get travel weary, all I have to do is look back on the past 12 years and that crazee wanderlust lights it torch and blinds me once again. I have been called a vagabond, a gypsy, homeless in theory, among others. However, the words used would lead one to believe that I do not actually have a home. Anyone who knows me, knows that no matter where I lay my hat, Spokane is my home. I just have a natural urge to travel. I love the food, the sights, the drink, the sounds.
As much as I love to wander and roam… to me there’s really no better place than home. Until I am ready to go again. It’s the only real addiction I have.
“The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.” ~J.K. Rowling
“Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.” ~ Ray Bradbury
“You’re not sorry to go, of course. With people like us our home is where we are not… No one person in the world is necessary to you or to me.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
“There’s a race of men that don’t fit in,
A race that can’t sit still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and rove the flood,
And they climb the mountain’s crest; Their’s is the curse of the gypsy blood,
And they don’t know how to rest.” ~Robert Service
One of the biggest challenges I face every single day is limiting myself. I use too many words, too many photos, to many colors in literally every single thing I do. For the next 30 days I am challenging myself to express only one thought, one photo, one color, one something.. just one. My caveat might be that my one photo will also accompany one quote or word or personal idea. However, just one. I hope you enjoy.
Beautiful morning in Spokane today. Sunny, cold, beautiful!
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” ― Edgar Allan Poe
Look deeper –
“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” ― Stephen R. Covey
“We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook