“Existence, the physical universe, is basically playful. There is no necessity for it whatsoever. It isn’t going anywhere. It doesn’t have a destination that it ought to arrive in. But it is best understood by analogy with music, because music, as an art form, is essentially playful. We say you play the piano, you don’t work the piano. Why? Music differs from, say, travel. When you travel you’re trying to get somewhere. And, of course, we, being a very compulsive and purposive culture, are busy getting everywhere faster and faster until we eliminate the distance between places…what happens as a result of that is the two ends of your journey became the same place. You eliminate the distance, you eliminate the journey. The fun of the journey is travel, not to obliterate travel. So then, in music, one doesn’t make the end of a composition the point of the composition. If so, the best conductors would be those who played fastest and there would be composers who only wrote finales. People would go to a concert just to hear one crackling chord because that’s the end” - Alan Watts
I travel a lot, mainly because I’m an escapist, but also because the world is full of wonder and experiences to be had. I believe strongly that by analogy life is a journey, and the destination is both unknown and unimportant; I try to incorporate this philosophy when I travel by not buying a return ticket, not planning any dates whatsoever, taking the road less traveled, and enjoying each and every present moment as it comes. Traveling is a learning experience and I believe that you can find yourself somewhere out there in the big world… after all, this whole planet is our home. I always keep a journal with me when I travel, and when I have the time I will add it to this page, but it is mainly a personal exercise, and therefore a minor element to this site. You can also see all of my travel photos on my flickr page.
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Remember, Be Here Now. If you are unhappy where you are, then you will only bring that unhappiness with you on your travels, wherever in the world you may find yourself in. Learn to let go and enjoy the present moment, only then will you be truly free. You will begin to find more enjoyment no matter where you are, or what you’re doing. And as a result, the world opens up like a flower and becomes more beautiful. Needless to say, once the world becomes beautiful, seeing it becomes more enjoyable!