“Hiking – I don’t like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains – not hike! Do you know the origin of that word ‘saunter?’ It’s a beautiful word. Away back in the Middle Ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages…Continue Reading “Quirky quote: Saunter, don’t hike”
There’s a powerful scene in The Help where Aibileen repeats an upbuilding mantra to little Mae. “You is kind. You is smart. You is important,” she says. While I haven’t actually seen the movie (I’ve been meaning to for a while now), I’ve been told about this scene often enough for the words to be…Continue Reading “Wise words: You is loved & admired”
These are most certainly some of the most inspiring words I’ve read in a while. They actually gave me goosebumps. May your future travels be life-changing, thought-provoking and comfort-zone-eroding every time, friends! Happy Travel Tuesday!
Now it is a strange thing, but things that are good to have and days that are good to spend are soon told about, and not much to listen to; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating, and even gruesome, may make a good tale, and take a deal of telling anyway. – JRR Tolkien, The…Continue Reading “Quirky quotes: Good experiences make for poor stories”