Gathering Stories-The Writer As Mindful Meanderer
'The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page.'
This quote is attributed to St Augustine and it sings to me. Especially now.
Following a time of sustained sadness for our family with the death of a close friend, it is time to undertake some travel that is not only informative, but equally, restorative. In the dark times it is important to look out into the world and notice what is human and magical and alive with promise, despite the dark days that may have surrounded you.
So with such true words ringing in my ears, it's time for some mindful meandering. It's time to seek out some brightness and shake things up a bit and embrace any available joy that may present.
As a writer I am very much aware of the special gift that travelling brings a writer. It turns each of us into storytellers. Therefore it is important to take a break every now and then and just go somewhere. Leave behind your life and all its baggage for a short time and travel to a new place and be anonymous.
Some reasons to travel:
To have adventures
To meet new people
To feel even more alive
To know yourself a little better
To experience other cultures
To step out of your comfort zone
To challenge yourself
To gain a different perspective
To be brave
|My new notebook, primed and ready to receive.|
I very much look forward to the gathering of new stories. Meet you back here next month.
|Scenes from our previous visit to Vietnam, Hoi An, 2015|