"Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind." -- Seneca
Oh, boy, did my mind need some invigorating! A little getaway is good now and then. It doesn’t have to be far. It doesn’t have to be fancy. It does not have to be long. There’s a pandemic, after all. But a change of scenery can be unexpectedly restorative.
I was missing the mountains. I am always missing the mountains. So we decided on a road trip to New Mexico. It was great. Despite Covid restrictions and a serious heatwave, we were cool, relaxed, and seeing sights we'd never seen before.
I'll share a few of those sights, along with quotes, thoughts, and/or relevant info, in some upcoming posts. There's also a travel blogger I want to thank.
Every person, every culture is, of course, unique. Isn't that a relief? If we were all the same, a uni-culture -- what fun would that be? But we also need to remember that we have things in common -- important, fundamental, elemental things. We all have hopes and dreams. Souls. We share humanity. We share this world.
Surely, the past, present, and future connect in this miraculous state we call life. In this light, history and all human experience are ever-present.
Wouldn't it be nice, then, if we could enjoy each other, if we could appreciate and celebrate our differences?
Let us love! Let us have fun. Let us toast each other and wish each other well. Now,
in our awareness, is the time to be happy, to live to our purest, highest standards.
We're all in this together.