This was the most unusual trip I’ve ever been on. I said yes to travelling with a bunch of people that I don’t know except for one. We all might have scary stories with regards to travelling companions. I had mine and for sure it wasn’t a pleasant memory. But yet, here I am, saying yes to the unknown. Again. Cue doomsday music. Or so I thought.
So many first times, this time.
Travelling with strangers,
slept in a tent in winter,
slept outside under the stars in winter,
driving on long endless roads,
walking on a salt lake,
boiling water and having lunch & tea along lonely roads,
trekking down ‘oh, so gorgeous’ gorges,
wading in absolutely cold rock pools,
and so much more.
Oh, that kept my heart astir. It was the most romantic, adventurous trip I’ve ever taken in my life. I made new friends and somehow the things I’ve seen set aright some things that hasn’t been right for a long time.
I went and came back to an entirely refreshed perspective. How I can do things better with The Lens Project. Change the way I’m doing things at home. Hanging out with close friends more often. So much to do. So much nature to see and experience and live with. And also so much love. It brings to mind a few of Helen Keller’s quotes that struck a chord.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
“To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.”
“It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.”
“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.”