"When I was very young and the urge to be someplace else was on me,
I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch. When
years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age.
In middle age I was assured that greater age would calm my fever and
now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job. Ultimately we
do not take a trip - the trip takes us. Only once we recognize and
embrace this reality are we able to go with the spirit and flow of the
trip, sufficiently relax and move within the moment, allowing our
creative energies to surface."
John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley
I have always felt the following John Steinbeck quote to aptly describe my yearn for travel and new, different experiences.