Travel’s a fool’s paradise, so said Ralph Waldo Emerson:
A fool thinks he’ll alter his life with a trip to Paris, Bangkok
or other exotic else, but finds, when op’ning his luggage,
he’s still brought along himself.
A warning to trekkers about far-off travel, comes from
Henry David Thoreau: It’s not worth the while, to go
‘round the world, to count cats in Zanzibar . . .
most meaningful journeys occur without ever leaving home;
no need to change the landscape, better instead, he said,
to change the soul.
© by Patricia Williams.
Used with the author’s permission.