Wednesday, February 12, 2014

We travel most when we stumble

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

We travel most, I mean to say, when we stumble, and we stumble most when we come to a place of poverty and need (like Haiti, perhaps, or Cambodia); and what we find in such confounding places, often, is that it is the sadness that makes the sunshine more involving or, as often, that it is the spirit and optimism of the place that make the difficulties more haunting.

~ Pico Iyer, Sun After Dark: Flights Into the Foreign, 2004


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