New Places, New Thoughts

September 20, 2019

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“Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than a moving plane, ship or train. There is an almost quaint correlation between what is in front of our eyes and the thoughts we are able to have in our heads: large thoughts at times requiring large views, new thoughts new places. Introspective reflections which are liable to stall are helped along by the flow of the landscape. The mind may be reluctant to think properly when thinking is all it is supposed to do.”
—Alain de Botton


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  1. I love Alain de Botton's book, The Art of Travel. Do you know Phil Cousineau's book, The Art of Pilgrimage? I'm overdue for a brand new scene or landscape because I so love returning to certain familiar ones...

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    1. I've read de Botton's book, but have not heard of Cousineau's before. Will have to look for it.

      Familiar landscapes are great, too--we can draw comfort, strength and inspiration from them as well.

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