Thursday, July 15, 2004

“I’d say that one of the great dangers we all face in life is numbness.

We cease to notice we’re quite alive.

We forget our own potential, the richness of others and the complexity of things.

In this numb state the world seems predictable, known and boring.

One of the advantages of travel, and love and literature can do this too, is to reawaken us, to remind us we didn’t know what we thought we knew … “

Alain de Botton
The Art of Travel