Musings on The Road
“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living”. Miriam Beard
We’ve changed from the people who took off in September 2012. We’ve left what we were behind along with all our things and what we and others thought and expected from us. Travel has allowed us a new start; to redefine ourselves and explore and experience not only new places and cultures but also new facets of ourselves. And, if we don’t like a particular side, we can change again.
“…When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then…No yesterdays on the road”. William Least Heat Moon
We smile and laugh more.
We say hello to people on the street, exchange pleasantries with shopkeepers and strike up conversations with complete strangers.
We (try to!) accept the fact that things don’t have to be perfect and that there’s not much in life that we can control.
We appreciate what we have.
We (try to) remember to treat ourselves well.
We’re kinder and gentler to each other.
No longer do we wish away the days Monday through Friday. Each day is a new beginning and we move through the day with a sense of anticipation. We hope to have many more years to travel through our world and explore other countries. Having little to encumber us allows us to move ahead, at will or at whim with no particular place to go.
Anita and Richard, June, 2014