“Running is something that we’ve always done well & mostly I can’t even tell what I’m running from.
Run from their pity, from responsibility.
Run from the country & run from the city.
I can run from the law, I can run from myself.
I can run from my life, I can run into debt.
I can run from it all, I can run til I’m gone.
I can run for the office & run for my cause.
I can run using every last ounce of energy”—Runs in the family- Amanda Palmer
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain”—
Mike has written some beautiful songs with his band The Sculpture and the Clay. I can´t judge impartially, but I would say they have some sweet favour of old time´s music, maybe some Echo and the Bunnymen mixed with U2. I love them. Take a minute to enjoy some more at http://www.thesculptureandtheclay.nl/
"Oh you´re SO LUCKY!" its a common expression you hear often when speaking about experiences and travels (travels in their whole concept: through the planet, through people, through life). Well, you see, luck and serendipity are not shinning bouncy little stars waiting to fall over someone specially chosen (by who?) just because. Luck is what happens when you take a chance and go for something, not caring about it A LOT, and with an attitude.
When I came back from my trip to New Orleans - which by the way is not the moon (return ticket from Madrid about 700eur) - all I could hear was “God, YOU ARE SOO LUCKY”. Was I? I lost my passport, tickets and money the day before the flight. I was hired in a hotel which happened to be managed by an psycho german who sacked me in two weeks. Flying crokoaches and small spiders slept close and tight to my bed. Etc. Yet, I managed to make the most of it, find quick solutions, get over it, and fly to the next place singing “anything goes”. Best summer ever.
Karen Banes knows a lot more about this, check her post at Brave New Traveler.