You know, the thing about travelling in my current state is that I want to “see” as many things as I possibly can. But really it is because I want to experience as many things as I possibly can. I want to have the feeling of the wind that happens when I reach the edge of a mountain in Scotland, or the chill before entering a hot spring in Peru. I want to feel the hot air as I walk down the side streets in Tuscany and hear the sounds of New York City Broadway as I leave the restaurant after dinner to venture down to see a show. There is nothing in the world like seeing a place for the first time, but its even more indescribeable to experience it.
They’re going to ask you why you want to leave the places you know because you can’t see the places far away, but seeing isn’t everything.
Experiencing is the quality of travel that is detectable by all beings of all abilities, and travel is invaluable for a sense of self and identity among a world so vastly different, beautiful and amazing.
People eat different things, they worship different Gods, they wear different clothes and watch different tv shows. They even learn different things in schools, and of course they speak different languages.
We are so lucky to live in Canada, and have the CNIB here and have such a beautiful and relatively safe environment to live in.
But stepping outside of our doors and opening our minds to the rest of the world gives us the confidence to find our place in it.