Travel Quotation 47 – Aldous Huxley

       Noted British author, Aldous Huxley, once wrote,
          "Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable that painful. It is the symbol of his liberty — his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure."
          My paraphrase of this somewhat cryptic statement is that, with the freedom to go where you want to go when you want to, comes the potential that your destination will not always live up to your expectations. And I believe that this is a truth about travel that we prefer to ignore. Haven’t you ever gotten to a place and thought, "What’s the big deal?"  I certainly have, but it doesn’t discourage me at all. I guess that results like this simply allow me to draw the conclusions that, once again, everyone is different. One person’s treasure is another’s piece of junk. And this is what makes the world go round!


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