Monday, January 4, 2010

Blogs delayed

The goal of daily posting has already gone by the wayside, and I fear it will continue in that wayward direction this month. I have a ton of writing to do - for pay - and that must take precedence over transcribing my travel journal. I will post as often as possible though, so keep checking back.

Meanwhile - I just found this quote today and I love it:

“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins

1 comment:

Miranda said...

I can't wait to read more about your trip! In the meantime, I love the quote. It reminds me of this one, which I found recently, by Samuel Johnson: "The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are."