Inspiring thought of the day….

Corner of Random — By on March 9, 2015 2:38 pm

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“I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power, its unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like forests and mountains, deserts and hidden rivers, and the lonely cities as well. Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as is our laughter. To share our sadness with one we love is perhaps as great a joy as we can know – unless it be to share our laughter. 

We searchers are ambitious only for life itself, for everything beautiful it can provide. Most of all we love and want to be loved. We want to live in a relationship that will not impede our wandering, nor prevent our search, nor lock us in prison walls; that will take us for what little we have to give. We do not want to prove ourselves to another or compete for love.
For wanderers, dreamers, and lovers, for lonely men and women who dare to ask of life everything good and beautiful. It is for those who are too gentle to live among wolves.” -James Kavanaugh

 

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3 Comments

  1. Ruba says:

    “Travelling-it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a story teller. It gives you home in thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land.” ― Ibn Battuta

    • Neil says:

      That’s brilliant! I’m going to use that. Thank you Ruba, and thank you Ibn Battuta!
      Cheers
      Neil

      • Ruba says:

        My pleasure! Or our pleasure, I should say 
        I am fond of reading books about history and literature in general, but the Arabic as well as the English ones are the most interesting to me. Travel literature and Comparative, or what is called Global literature, were my favorite subjects at university. Ironically, I learned about the journey of Ibn Battuta in English more than Arabic. It is quite captivating to read about people’s unique experiences during an unplanned journey which lead them to places that have rich cultural and historical heritage. What is more fascinating is to journey ourselves. Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain (or Al-Andalus) is at the top of the list!
        Cheers
        Ruba

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