Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Distant Shores

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
- Andre Gide

A few weeks ago, someone posted this quote and it really fit the ideas of the future in my life. What is life without courage? The emotion that this quote forgets is the elusive fear that slithers in and succeeds in keeping some close to shore. There isn't anything wrong with that, but there is a difference that is apparent when one from each side has a conversation. I know people that ask me why I want to travel far away from home or why I want to be a writer. For me, there is that sense of adventure and learning new things. There is a world out there, waiting.

There is a comic that is floating around Twitter right now that really captures that fear of the artist and that this sense of adventure doesn't just come naturally. You need people to nudge your forward and remind you of your strength and to help feed your spirit. They will help you when you need it, but also believe in yourself.

This blog will be silent for the next two weeks. I am off onto another adventure and to help feed my spirit. It is spring so I encourage everyone to go outside, sit down at a table with a piece of paper, or hold tight onto someone's hand while having a long conversation. And don't forget to smile.


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