Travel Quotation 28 – Lin Yutang

       The famous Eastern philosopher and writer, Lin Yutang, once remarked,
             "No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old familiar pillow."
          This quote makes me think of the classic ending of the movie, The Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy says, "There’s no place like home." In a sense, it means that it takes a series of unusual and different experiences to make us appreciate the place we live. We humans have a tendency to become complacent about the ordinary, and to seek new and exciting things. But they often simply make us aware of what we have been missing, all around us. So, I guess, the moral of this story is to look more carefully at the area that we call home, and not be too quick to leave it.


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