Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Those Perfect Moments

Traveling has occupied a foremost place in my mind the past couple of days.  I can't sit still for long, and I'm already planning future trips.  But, as always when traveling ideas begin to germinate, I begin to reflect on my past adventures. 

Before I went to Europe, I expected it to be the trip of a lifetime (specifically, my lifetime) and I figured that I would just get all my desire to travel out of my system.  Well, it didn’t turn out quite like that.  It’s one thing to sit at home and dream about castles hundreds of years old and grassy knolls dotted with bell-laden cows – and it’s a completely different thing to actually go and see all these things.  (Yes, the grassy knolls with the cows are real.  They exist in our modern world.)   And once you’ve seen things that you didn’t think could possibly exist outside of Hollywood and the literary world, you begin to realize that there are other things like that in the world.