Travel changes us; there is no doubt about that. Travel removes us from the familiar routine that sometimes puts us to sleep back home. It broadens our perspective. When we go away we are able to see ourselves..
As we make this journey in the direction of our dreams, I wonder; what constitutes “there”? How do we know when we’ve made it? What tells us that we’ve arrived? Joseph Campbell said to follow your bliss, however bliss-following..
On Christmas Eve we attend mass then we meet the rest of the family at my Dad’s house. There we say our first official, “Merry Christmas” and the festivities begin. Dressed in our finery, happy and relaxed..
When I arrived in residence my first year of university, my sole music source was a desk-top clock radio. I was surprised to find it seemed everyone else had powerful sound-systems; tuners, amps, turn-tables and large speakers…