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Travelling thoughts

Travel breaks life routines and gives perspective to existence.

Routines that help us through life are abandoned briefly, and a modicum of discomfort makes us see life anew.

Confrontation with imperfection allows gratitude for what the traveller has.

The bitter tang of coffee tastes different.

The long directional shadows move imperceptibly, like life itself.

Chance encounters with strangers, particularly when on the road solo. The world is rawer when the familiar is not available for comfort.

I sit with the sun coming up and cutting through with rays that make a difference in the cool atmosphere.

You need to break from an everyday existence to experience the world differently.

To notice the birdsong, the roar of the highway cars, the beat of your heart.

Another day where much will happen because everything is new.

author | GJ Coop | posted | 01 April 2024
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