delanceyplace.com 12/26/07 - horizons
In today's encore excerpt - the value of travel—and of taking risk—as expressed by Kent Nerburn in his reflective book Letters to My Son:
"... but more than that, because I have traveled I can see other universes in the eyes of strangers. Because I have traveled, I know what parts of me I cannot deny and what parts of me are simply the choices I make. I know the blessings of my own table and the warmth of my own bed. I know how much of life is pure chance and how great a gift I have been given simply to be who I am ...
"If we don't offer ourselves to the unknown, our senses dull. Our world becomes small and we lose our sense of wonder. Our eyes don't lift to the horizon; our ears don't hear the sounds around us. The edge is off our experience, and we pass our days in a routine that is both comfortable and limiting ..."
|Letters to my Son: A Father's Wisdom of Manhood, Life, and Love
|New World Library
|Copyright 1994 by Kent Nerburn