Friday Quote of the Day

12 Aug

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”

Moslih Eddin Saadi

 

Saadi

Saadi was an amazing Persian poet who wandered for more than 20 years.  Saadi traveled through war wrecked regions from 1271 to 1294. Due to Mongol invasions he lived in desolate areas and met caravans fearing for their lives on once lively silk trade routes. Saadi lived in isolated refugee camps where he met bandits, Imams, men who formerly owned great wealth or commanded armies, intellectuals, and ordinary people.

About this quote:

We have this great gift of observation in all situations.  We have 5 amazing senses that aide us in our observation and help us fully embrace the experiences we have.  Our senses are on overload absorbing everything in our surroundings especially when we are traveling.  To deny this great gift is like a bird denying its wings.  Let’s spread our wings and use the great gift we are given.

Em

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