Travel Rebirth

“When you travel, you experience, in a very practical way, the act of rebirth. You confront completely new situations, the day passes more slowly, and on most journeys you don’t even understand the language the people speak. So you are like a child out of the womb. You begin to be more accessible to others because they may be able to help you in difficult situations.  And you accept any small favor from the gods with great delight, as if it were an episode you would remember for the rest of your life.  At the same time, since all things are new, you see only the beauty in them, and you feel happy to be alive.”

-Paulo Coelho

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~ by Scott Hamilton Peters on February 6, 2009.

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