Travelís a foolís paradise, so said Ralph Waldo Emerson:
A fool thinks heíll alter his life with a trip to Paris, Bangkok
or other exotic else, but finds, when opíning his luggage,
heís still brought along††himself.
A warning to trekkers about†far-off†travel, comes from
Henry David Thoreau:†Itís 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 authorís permission.