Travel Quotation 44 – Pat Conroy

      Pat Conroy, author of The Great Santini and other books, wrote about travel,
       "Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey."
       Isn’t this so true? I relive and remember my travels frequently, pausing over special moments and chuckling about mistakes I made. Besides the typical reminders that encourage us to recall a trip, I surround myself with daily reminders. My hallway at home is lined with pictures that I took while on vacation, and as I pass by them, I remember. My screensaver, on both my laptop and desktop, contain a huge collection of my pictures and these scroll by as the computer waits for my input. Often, I simply sit in front of the screen and watch as the slide show harkens a flood of memories about places and experiences. A number of knick-knacks which I purchased in various places adorn the shelves of bookcases, end tables, and walls of my house, and serve as further reminders of these travels. Frequently, I will pull a photo album from the shelf to immerse myself, once more, a particular trip.


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