Thursday, May 31, 2007

A quote that perfectly describes...

The difference between my travel perspective and that of a certain person going to China with me. Said much more eloquently than anything I could ever come up with...

"There are map people whose joy is to lavish more attention on the sheets of colored paper than on the colored land rolling by. I have listened to accounts by such travelers in which every road number was remembered, every mileage recalled, and every little countryside discovered. Another kind of traveler requires to know in terms of maps exactly where he is pin-pointed every moment.

It is not so with me.

I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found, nor much identification from shapes which symbolize continents and states."

-John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley

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