I chanced upon this phrase ”a narrow place” – so called by the the Native Americans for a crisis moment.
The phrase resonated deeply, and I acknowledge a wordsmith of note for sharing it with her travel tribe.
Since our planet is experiencing this disruptive ‘narrowing’, we being compelled to recognize its truth, and to accept our inter-connectedness, which in Africa we call ‘ubuntu’. It means “I am because we are” or “humanity towards others,” but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.”
This global pause also means we now have time on our hands, a gift of lockdown.
So why not seize the moment – and dream.
Plan for when you can travel again. For when you can connect and engage.
For where you’ll go on your bucket list. For how you’ll be enriched by new experiences.
For what then, ‘new eyes’ may reveal.
A real voyage of discovery consists not only in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes
– Marcel Proust
Grateful acknowledgement to Helena Sousa of Helena’s Images for her photo of Cape Town’s Table Mountain from Blaauwberg beach, to Lisa Lindblad for her wise words, and to The Planet.com for their travel quotes