The Journey

“People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.”

~St. Augustine

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“If you wish to travel far and fast travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.”

 ~ Cesare Pavese

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“What does it mean to pre-board?

Do you get on before you get on?”

~ George Carlin

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“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

~Martin Buber

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“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”

~ Susan Heller

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We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”

~ Anais Nin

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“Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts.”

~Minor White

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I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.”

~ Joseph Campbell

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A Day in Bangkok : The Asian City of Angels [iPhone]

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Hot, sweaty, sultry, sticky,
Wats and wats and then the Grand Palace,
A King who became a monk and he sat on the floor when he talked to the poor,
Canals, waterways, shopping, bargaining….am I getting ripped off?

Art on rice paper,
Sorry just looking…opps, betters start booking,
Sultry, salivating, sweating, searching for shade,
Did I say the King became a monk and he sat on the floor when he talked to the poor?

Rice, chicken, noodles, pad thai, mai thai,
Coconuts, thirsty, tired, searching for shade,
Taxis, tuk-tuks,
How much to go across town? No, no stopping for shopping.
Bumpy, rough, rocking this way and that, weaving through traffiic, dripping, sweating,
Man I need a shower

Skyline has something old, something new, something battered and something true.
Golden Buddhas, reclining Buddhas, Monday through Sunday Buddhas,
All the while the current King became a monk and he sat on the floor when talked to the poor

Crowded, hot, rich, poor, humid and sublime,
Siam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, cultures all intertwined,
Diverse shrines combined,
Smiling, cagey, eager to please and eager to leave

Wats everywhere, orange robes galore, so much folklore,
Monks praying, tourists straying,
One more satay, another pad thai and a coconut on the street

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