Travel can be a way of synthesizing dreams with reality

“Travel is mostly about dreams — dreaming of landscapes or cities, imagining yourself in them, murmuring the bewitching place names, and then finding a way to make the dream come true. The dream can also be one that involves hardship, slogging through a forest, paddling down a river, confronting suspicious people, living in a hostile place, testing your adaptability, hoping for some sort of revelation.”
–Paul Theroux, “Taking the Great American Roadtrip,” Smithsonian, September 2009

Posted by | Comments (1)  | May 31, 2010
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One Response to “Travel can be a way of synthesizing dreams with reality”

  1. GypsyGirl Says:

    Those dreams manifest themselves into landscapes-where the pavement ends begins the path…and when the path fades off- you make your own.