Tuesday, July 04, 2006

travel

recently i´ve met someone (my generation) who´s not travelled much outside of their "pueblo" and has never been outside of their country. and yet, the person is very open-minded. i say that "and yet" as if an open mind were entirely dependent on frequent travel; which of course would be a ridiculous conceptualisation of things. and so, i think i am confronted by a real example of inward versus outward travel. this person who has not covered great distances over land and sea, has instead been doing the same on some internal journey of self-discovery and self-actualisation. As I walked over to the university I thought: we travel inward or we travel outward and maybe/hopefully we all end up at the same place, developmentally.

I think it was Kierkegaard who never left the little town in which he lived, and yet look at what thoughts crossed his mind :)

It is birthday time (last week), so I am more pensive than usual: ruminating on the past; wondering about the future. That´s the way it is every six months, by turns, with each birthday and each Xmas. Look behind (but don´t fixate) and look ahead (but don´t fixate). But what about the here and now; the present?

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Terrible accident on the metro in Valencia yesterday, with 41 people having lost their lives. Sad.

1 Comments:

At Tue Jul 04, 01:21:00 PM GMT+1, Anonymous Jimmy said...

Well, Kierkegaard did travel around Denmark a few times, mostly to visit places his father's been. He's also been to Berlin four separate times. Aside from that, he stayed in Copenhagen, which wasn't that small of a town!

 

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