Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Travel, in other words, is . . .

“Travel, in other words, is . . .

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. . .an act of imagination, as well as the body.

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Certainly it requires a reporters memory and eye for detail, research,

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an ability to sponge up the stories one encounters.

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But the travel narrative remains an imaginative act

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an uncovering and forging of connections that
might not occur to another person
to be worth writing down.”


The quote comes from writer/poet David Mason. His book, “News from the Village”  takes the reader to Kardamyli, a small village in the The Mani area of Greece’s Peloponnese.  The photos are among those we took while traveling through that area last spring.

How would you complete the sentence, “Travel, in other words, is. . .”?

That’s it for this Travel Photo Thursday – head over to Nanci’s Budget Travelers Sandbox for more armchair travels! And if you miss us there, stop by The Tablescraper's "Oh, the Places I have been!"

20 comments:

  1. Is very hard to say, because there were so many… But I would certainly choose the experience with people…

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    1. The people really do add to the experience, don't they? Thanks for visiting today!

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  2. lovely quote it went so well with the images that you share Jackie!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Noel, I appreciate the time you spend with us at TravelnWrite.

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  3. Hard question.
    Travel in other words is eye opening and mind expanding.

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    1. It certainly does both doesn't it? And then through in enjoyable. . .thanks for stopping by, Leigh.

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  4. Travel is....creating experiences that you can't get any other way! Great pictures!

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  5. Hi Jackie...love the photos and the quote. I really do want to get back to Greece!

    Travel in other words is anticipating a destination with joy and wonder.

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    1. Thanks, Nancie! We do also want to return to Greece. . .a place we do anticipate with joy and wonder!

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  6. Beautiful combination of images and words, Jackie.
    I'd have to say Travel, in other words is, learning about the world while learning more about one's self.

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    1. Thanks much, Marcia. One really does learn more about one's self while out there in the world, don't they?

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  7. Travel is simply everything. I can't think of something which brings me more joy, or a more intense feeling of joy.

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    1. You summed it up well, denise! It really is everything around this household!

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  8. Lovely photos for lovely words, Jackie. Travel is "very personal" which I think is the point of his last words "... an uncovering and forging of connections that might not occur to another person
    to be worth writing down.”

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    1. Thanks Cathy. You are correct about travel being so very personal, just like one man's junk is another man's treasure.

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  9. ....to pursue your soul...", Jackie. Good post :)

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    1. Love the way you completed that sentence, Mike! Thanks for visiting.

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  10. Beautiful poem and beautiful pictures to go with them. It's hard to complete this sentence since it means so many things to me but the most important for me is that Travel is showing my kids the world and making special memories with them.

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  11. Travel is... different for every person. Great poem and wonderful images. I especially like the one of the clear, shallow harbor. I know that in my family, each person notices different things when we travel. We have to combine all our stories to get a full picture.

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