|A Cottage by the Sea||
Leisure is a very serious matter because it is the product of an attentive and listening attitude to life.
The more we live in the Wonder and welcome our placement in this very heart of Love, the easier it is to trust . . . to “release our fears” . . . to live without proclaiming certainties . . . to settle into this very core we can only call Love.
Shelley Chapin Drake
Writing is a second chance at life. Although we can never go back in time to change the past, we can re-experience, interpret and make peace with our past lives.
It is this spirit of adventure within us that determines the excitement of our own lives. But it does not start with an activity itself. It starts with the taste for adventure that has been nurtured within us. And it relies on curiosity and commitment.
Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstance, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
Robert Louis Stevenson
When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.
To defeat the clock, even for a short time, is often to feel that you’ve defeated the anxieties and constrictions of modern society.