Do I Like to Travel and Where Have I Been?
Yes, I like to travel, but in an unorthodox way.
I like to travel in my imagination and my dreams.
This type of travel eliminates all barriers of time, money, body fatigue, logistics,
safety, dog care and guilt. I have traveled to the future and the past.
To outer galaxies and the middle of the earth.
To paraphrase Dr. Seuss, “Oh, the places I’ve gone!”
Not only do I have no limitations of when or where, I also have the flexibility of WHO.
I have been a recognizable ME and I have also “lived” in the skin of
males and females, children, adults, animals and aliens.
I even change character mid-dream,
thus multiplying the experiences I have in one location.
Sometimes I can direct my travel and choose a destination.
Again, quoting my favorite doctor,
“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own, and you know what you know.
And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”
Despite Dr. Seuss’ confidence in me, more often the destination chooses me
and what I am slated to learn about the place and myself. It is always an adventure.
And the best part is that I get to come home, reflect on what I have experienced
and do it all again the next night or when the whim grabs me.
No waiting in that airport security line.
Ha to you, TSA!
We do have a beautiful planet and I have been blessed to physically visit many places.
My Mom was a Travel Director and my parents often provided an exotic location
for all us five kids, spouses and grandkids to get together at annual reunions.
There were trips from coast to coast to visit our far flung family
Vacations to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
And Ireland, magical mystical Ireland, thanks to a dear friend
who made a life-long dream come true.
So, fellow travelers. Get out your passport or your pillow and close your eyes.
“Oh, the places you’ll go.
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So…get on your way!”