“When you are everywhere, you are nowhere. When you are somewhere, you are everywhere.”
It’s the end of the year, the time when you look back at everything that has happened, leave it behind, and look forward to the beginning of a new adventure. There is something unexplored, unknown and very exciting that is almost here, but you still have a bit of time to reflect on the past.
It is the perfect time to get on the road. To see wide open spaces and big sky, to sing songs in the car, to have an unplanned turnoff to a scenic drive, to get on top of the hill to find new perspective, to find a remote and completely empty beach, to go back to the places you’ve been before, that flood your heart with the warmth of sweet memories.
When we travel the hours feel completely different. Days are long. Every moment is honoured. Everything is possible.
According to Aerosmith, “life’s a journey, not a destination”.
But I think it’s a bit of both. You just need to find the balance. Every tired traveller is grateful for the place to rest at the end of the road.
I am wishing you the most balanced 2013.
Below image was taken at Burra, South Australia, where earth is red and fields are golden. You can’t see it, but behind one of those hills is one of the most iconic Australian scenes – Burra Homestead, that was made famous by Ken Duncan, and when it made it to the cover of “Diesel and Dust” by Midnight Oil. It has been photographed thousands of times before. I now have a picture of it too, and you will see it next year, when the present becomes memories.