Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Dee Family

Found this on nyt.com: the Dee Family, who are travelers, well, almost pilgrims. Go to soultravelers3.com. They are traveling around the world, in their 50s, with their daughter who is 9 years old, living on $25,000 a year. They started in L.A., and are now in Amsterdam, flying one way, one direction around the world.

I found this wonderful quote on their webpage:

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page.”

ST. AUGUSTINE

Or this:

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving”

LAO TZU

or this:

“Earth's crammed with heaven.”
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING

I found these quotes quite beautiful, and something to think about in re: to pilgrimage. A pilgrim reads the road as a text too, sees heaven crammed into earth, and truly has no fixed plans in getting to the destination.

Click here.

Pace!

B