For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time – Henry Beston, The Outermost House
“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” – Heraclitus
Our welcome at the Windstar Ephesus dinner.
“The night that seemed endless hours before is now slipping from your fingers.” Erin Morganstern, The Night Circus
A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions. – O. W. Holmes
“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences” Eleanor Roosevelt
“Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.” – Chief Seattle
“And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.”
“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.