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Travel Well And Prosper

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An adventure is something more but nothing less than bad planning. I think I'll have a coke because as a Multi-national soul, I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing.


The importance of being ERNEST and going  to Key West, the Hemingway  spirit and the fishing and sailboats, is not so important. I do like some of his quotes though:

"Never go on trips with anyone you do not love""That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best – make it all up – but make it up so truly that later it will happen"
Although this quote: "Never mistake motion for action" I disagree with.Motion creates emotion so Move It!



I have decided to follow the #OWL crowd and Procrastinate Now. Living at sea for another two weeks.THIS IS MY OCCUPATION

It has been a week on land,  and the more I realize that I am getting farther away from my destination, the more I realize that the sea is the destination.

There are three sorts of people; those who are alive, those who are dead, and those at sea.

I know both sides because I am both sides: a tourist who doesn't know where I've been; a traveller who doesn't know where he's going. I haven't been every where, but it's on my list. I thought college was the longest vacation I ever took; but this Graduate School seamester is a kind of study abroad in Nomadic Pursuits.
I am back at sea, the Mexican  Riviera.
When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yes in yesterdays on the road. Life is a cereal. Joy is a detergent. And Coke is still It.
Nevertheless, je me souvien...

New Caledonia- French Post Cards From the Edge-7/24/11
I always talk in Bumper Stickers-Instant gratification takes too long



Tender Boating



 

Escape to Reality

You know, addiction isn't the problem - it's the solution- When all you care about is here, this is a good
  place to be

“Addicted to traveling”  or for that matter “Addicted to all-non working activities” shouldn’t be  a new reason for self-hatred or a diagnosis, rather a pursuit like the arts and entertainment, that permit self-exploration and satisfy your psycho-social needs.  You see, in general, if a pastime is not classy, those who love it are labeled with the Dr Phil-Drew-Oprah Psycho Babble rhetoric of “addict.” Opera and Symphony  aficionados, on the other hand  are “passionate” and "driven".
 Loading the cultural dice in favor of “reality” over fantasy, we get the sense of   adventure beaten out of us when we ask ourselves the most irritating of the question words, “Why?”  Why do I have to live in the New York suburbs,where the weather sucks and the people are rude, and there is nothing to do? Then we just tune in turn  on the TV, and  drop out, watching one of the 1000 channels in a shared hallucination called the superstition of materialism, and fall asleep.

Then you get "The Call" and if you  wake up and answer it,  and you begin the Hero's Journey that Joseph Cambell talks about  in The Power Of Myth, with Bill Moyers, that PBS  video series that's a must for all seekers, and you follow your bliss-in most  cases your bliss follows you.

 I started to travel, as a pastime, on a shoe-string budget, labeled as a drifter, a bum, held in contempt by the  uninformed, and over educated who find themselves   sinking into the everydayness of their lives. And I didn’t care. I just did it anyway. The Calvinists say work is prayer, so is permanent traveling.
In the old days, habits of cultural consumption like listening to jazz music all day and night were considered passions, or forever going to the movies or “The Theatre”, allowing   us to create new personalities and use them to fulfill unmet psychological needs. Come to think of it, I think I have an internet addiction too! Awesome.
 

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We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” Anais Nin




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