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Friday Quote of the Day…

16 Dec

“The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective.”

Henry David Thoreau

When we have direction and we are focused and driven this is when we are steadfast in our purpose like the sails at work. This quote is brilliant in it’s metaphor.

In sight of my new life at the ocean, I am doing a sailing/sea series for my Friday Quotes of the Day… I hope you enjoy!

Em

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Friday Quote of the Day

30 Sep

“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.”

Paul Theroux

 

Paul Theroux in Papagayo, Costa Rica 2007

 

This one made me chuckle a bit.

When we arrive safely home to the familiarity of our lives we tend to forget the misfortunes that occurred abroad.  Our travel tales become embellished and glorified during the storytelling process.  I think by nature we are programmed to recall the pleasant memories more so than the negative ones.  Isn’t it funny how the human brain works?

 

Em

Friday Quote of the Day

2 Sep

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Ha!  I love this one because I believe that you can truly experience a person for who they are when you remove them from their comfort zone.  Take someone out of their element and their true colors come out.  Travel with someone should be a prerequisite to any marriage.

Em