June 03, 2008

Why Go?

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There is an inconspicuous daily service called "Why Go" that provides thought-starter quotes and photos related to travel. This one landed on my desk recently. Returning from cruising Glacier Bay, Alaska with short stays in Juneau and Seattle the reflection seemed appropriate. On this particular excursion it was as much the wonderful companions as the spectacular physical beauty that was transformative:

As you may know, I spent the last three months in Africa. A wondrous, magical place. But as shadows lengthen across the KBHR window, thoughts turn to homecoming. Journey’s end. Because in a sense it’s the coming back, the return, which gives meaning to the going forth. We really don’t know where we’ve been until we’ve come back to where we were. Only, where we were may not be as it was because of who we’ve become. Which, after all, is why we left.

- Bernard in “Northern Exposure,” Episode 3.21
contributed by Luci

Posted by rollingrains at June 3, 2008 06:19 PM