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By: leelefever on October 26, 2005 - 7:49am

Kelly at Gadling point us to this smart, insightful and very well written essay by Molly Beer about the spirit of wayfaring and the inevitable return home.  It's called : As You Set Out for Ithaka: When Rolling Stones Roll Home.

Like us, Kelly is preparing for an extended trip and I can see why she said she read it twice.  Beer's essay captures some of the feelings and perspectives that can only come from having lived it and come home a different person. 

 I have been in this place a year, but I still read overseas job listings and the travel section first. Still, I dream of the road, of early morning markets, of long treks between villages, of hoisting my slim belongings onto my shoulders and walking onwards. Still, I imagine lands I haven’t seen, but I dig my hands into the earth of my garden, and I imagine I am sprouting roots.



By: Kel on October 26, 2005 - 6:07pm
Hey guys, I thought you might find that Far Flung piece interesting...tuck it away for when we return one day! i'm excited that we will both be traveling at the same time, although in opposite directions...hopefully we will cross one day, maybe mid-way through Russia?! :-)