How about some wanderlust with our wonderlust?
I haven’t been able to travel much during my lifetime, so even the shortest journeys are cherished. Existing in a new place offers intrigue and anonymity beyond anything we can experience in our own neighborhoods. A trip is a temporary redefinition of self – of habits and routines, of interactions and hobbies, of views and thoughts. Shift your vantage point and the whole world morphs around you.
The arrival to a new place, to ground untrodden with sights unseen and air unutilized, is one of the principle moments of any journey. Possibilities collapse and expand with every rotation of the tires. Crossing over the city limits is the pinnacle of penultimate moments – right before you’ve reached where you’ll stay, before you’ve met who you set out to see, before anything, before everything. It’s all waiting for you, for us all.
When Kathryn posted about her form of musical meditation yesterday, I was moved by her honesty as well as her choice of music video. It hadn’t occurred to me that there was a trove of penultimate moments waiting to be experienced vicariously on YouTube. I found several to be enjoyed by Cosmo Photography. Here are two of my favorites:
These videos are maps come to life. They let you get into a car with a stranger. The connection to our guide need not be so tenuous though. Jason at Harsh Reality encouraged bloggers to share photos of what they see in their daily lives. So, observe these vignettes of my neighborhood. See if you can connect the points between who I am and where I am.