Favorite Quote: Day 3: Wanderlust

This is what I had to say about wanderlust four years ago!

The prompt from RDP today is wanderlust.

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A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. ~George Moore

This quote says succinctly what I have been saying to friends lately.  I no longer feel the push to travel but would rather stay home and think and write.  At first this made me feel old and then I started to realize that it is in the natural order of things to seek and then reflect.  It is not just a question of energy, but more a matter of the direction of one’s curiosity.  The more I traveled, the more I found that things do not vary that much.  Everywhere I’ve gone, the same personalities are sprinkled over the landscape.  Only the landscape and the percentages change.  Once you’ve found a place where there are the greatest number of people who appreciate you for who you really are, you have…

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

7 thoughts on “Favorite Quote: Day 3: Wanderlust

    1. lifelessons Post author

      I would not be so content to stay home if I hadn’t traveled widely all my life. I agree with you..and I think it is important for as many people as possible to travel abroad to have cemented into their minds the richness of diversity and the knowledge that all people are important and deserving of nourishment and security–not just those born into our own homeland.

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  1. M. Oniker

    This reminds me of CH 47 of the Tao Te Ching:
    Without going outside, you may know the whole world.
    Without looking through the window, you may see the ways of heaven.
    The farther you go, the less you know.

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  2. Mary Francis McNinch

    I agree that people are basically the same everywhere. Kip and I always imagine ourselves living in the towns we travel through. I’m still enjoying the road trips because there is so much I haven’t seen before.

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