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Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places. Options
Daemon
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Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
jcbarros
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Indifference or in-difference?
Bully_rus
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Wherever You Go, You Take Yourself With You: your toothbrush, your prayer, memory entwined with emotions and much more than these. All in all or all along, dull stuff.
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Daemon wrote:
Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


"...At home I dream that at Naples, at Rome, I can be intoxicated with beauty, and lose my sadness. I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from. I seek the Vatican, and the palaces. I affect to be intoxicated with sights and suggestions, but I am not intoxicated. My giant goes with me wherever I go."

Though I always wanted to see the world, I have not travelled much.
But I know that we all are the same people, with the same vices and virtues,
and where buildings may vary, the land is still the land
(in the same way the sea remains the sea, unaware of mankind's follies);
it does not know about human borders or passports of any kind.

Wherever you go, you take yourself with you, right?
If you do not change with a journey, the land and the people would make no difference.
Verbatim
Posted: Sunday, September 8, 2013 1:47:36 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Places are not indifferent because they are inspirational, without affectation.
Articulate Dreamer
Posted: Sunday, September 8, 2013 2:07:51 PM

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What a silly thing for such a bright man to say ... hmmm.

"...hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour"
Verbatim
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 3:26:58 PM
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The indifference of great men and their affectations...hmmm!
ReydePalabras
Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 10:08:20 AM
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For some reason, I feel like Ernest Hemingway would have written the exact opposite.
pedro
Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 10:18:08 AM

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If Hemingway had found a place indifferent he would probably have shot himself.

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
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Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 7:47:14 AM
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pedro wrote:
If Hemingway had found a place indifferent he would probably have shot himself.



Hemingway did find an indifferent place in Ketchum, Idaho, and he did shoot himself there. Whether he found it indifferent, well, after the places he'd seen...

Interesting the absence of reaction to the test, or was it a test?
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