A Thousand Steps

Musings on life and living

Archive: December 27, 2012

Jungle path, lessons from the road, travel
December 27, 2012

Lessons from the Road

Travel is a ruthless and effective teacher. From the first step outside your home, you are thrown into a world of uncertainty, and in this world, you’re forced to cope, adjust, and learn, or suffer. It need not be cruel, as these lessons, even the hard learned ones, are ones that you will carry with – Read More –

Mountain zen, lao landscape, travel
December 27, 2012

Romanticizing Travel

“The only Zen you find on tops of mountains is the Zen you bring there.” ― Robert M. Pirsig Travel naturally lends itself to being romanticized. We think of distant places, and the people that inhabit them, the adventures we will have, and the people we will meet, and in our minds we become protagonist of – Read More –