Traveling , it leaves you speechless and turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
How does traveling change us? Let me count the ways.
1. It opened our eyes.
We see things we never see before or things we pretend we’re not aware of.
2. It turns us into a storyteller.
Well what’s the use of reading a book if you can’t share its story. My friend once said that just because you can write a one paragraph article about something doesn’t necessarily make you a writer. To some extent i agree with him but come to think of it, if one can write , he is a writer , either a good writer or a bad writer doesn’t make a difference , after all it is your story. Besides, taste is subjective. 🙂
3. We discover something about ourselves.
We all want to share our photos, where we’ve been, what we ate, what we did ,not just to our family and friends, even to strangers….as if we are always the center of other people’s universe. Can’t blame us, we’re all humans…needing validations and a sense of happiness , always thinking that something worth doing is worthless unless being shared.
A little peek into our travel journey and we discover, inside us, there’s a tinge of narcissism.
I remember an old friend saying “you can see how lonely a person is by the number of times he indulge in selfies.” I definitely beg to disagree, happy people want more happiness by sharing their happiness. Well, of course there will always be an exception to that rule. Most of us would rather share our experiences than our savings, i don’t think that’s narcissism and even if it is…..who cares? Love begins within , whatever that means.
4. We learned time.
“I don’t have time, i’m too busy. The truth is we all believe that we are the master of our fate and the captain of our ship and yet we never learn that time must be our slave and not the other way around for how can one say that we make our own life and yet we don’t own our time…that confused me. In any way one defines it, i learned that we learned the essence of time when we travel.
5. It changes us.
Either it transformed us into grateful beings for appreciating all the things we have or unsatisfied creatures yearning for more.
A certain writer says “it leaves you speechless” , yes, speechless because you realized that traveling is not about the places you’ve been to but the moments you discover that the journey begins and ends within you. .
The short and long walks, the unpredictable(?) tantrums or is it that scary barks that you unleashed when you want the freedom that you need.
The crackers that i used to throw on the grass to pacify your unending demands to stay while i’m on the verge of a nervous attack especially when you chase those helpless cute small dogs you bully when all you need is just a playmate.
The dirt my shoes accumulate when the deer suddenly appeared , i was almost thrown away because you want it your way. I promised this time, i won’t let you play.
But when you give me that innocent look, that oscar worthy act of begging to be out, my heart just melt. And i can’t blame you for being just the way you are…. Crazy, Sweet and Damn Bitchy just like Me.
Life is like an ocean. It comes in waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, sometimes it’s overwhelming. And just when you thought you’ve seen it all, you’ll be caught by surprise that there’s more to come.
Realizing that life is a cycle. Still being thankful that there will always be something to be grateful for. And knowing deep inside that there will always be something beautiful to look forward to.
Yes, the best wave of your life is still out there. Learn from the waves and enjoy the ride.
Why is February a Love Month? I don’t know the answer. One thing i know is I love to share something about love through poetry……..Since February is make love, oops, i mean made up of 8 letters, let me share you 8 Love Poems/Musing.
Kindly Click / Tap Photos To Read the Poems. Hope you’ll LOVE them. Thanks.
Lead me not into temptation
Calories and indigestion
Don’t know how
To follow my vow
And leave my kitchen tribulations.
You’ll never grow if you never change. Not all growths i gladly welcome.
And if change is all i want, i don’t want to grow those belly bulge and gain extra weight.
Yes, there is something constant with me every year and it happens every end of december.
My new year’s resolution has never change. Lose weight, start to diet and achieve that “to die for” gorgeous body.
And just like all those beautifui things that are not meant to stay, i’ll just say goodbye to 2016 and start the year with a big bang of chocolate roll and a cup of ice cream, yes not a scoop but a full cup welcoming the new year with a sweet taste and a memorable fireworks of hope and joys to be filled.
So how do you look at the things you love and tell yourself it’s time to walk away? Just remember this:
Making excuses is a talent,
Giving in to temptation is an art
and resisting it must be one hell of a skill.
And if you’re not that skillful, no worries, you’re still a talented artist. 🙂
Happy New Year and may our 2017 be filled with love and irresistible temptations we joyfully indulge in.
By the way i would like to end this year by thanking Bea for nominating me for Versatile Blogger Award.