Travel Quote

September 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I am just back from a life-changing safari in southern Africa.  Coincidental to the trip, I have been reading Paul Theroux's "Deep South."  I have read many of his books, and in the last pages of "Deep South" he writes: 

"Travel has always been a way of defeating this sinking feeling, partly because travel is a form of escape, and travel itself--the elemental farewell--becomes the fugitive fantasy of a new life, travel inspiring a sense of hope.  I began my real life, my life of intensity and solitude and discovery, as a twenty-two year-old traveler in Africa, then elsewhere, everywhere, and that formed me as a writer, alert to every sound and smell and to the pulses of the air."

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