Journeys are the midwives of thought

“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. Your quote summed up for me the very draw I have to travel and to those quiet spaces between that only travel can seem to conjure. Thank you for helping me to find a way to say what I feel. Beautifully done.

  2. Love. (and swiped for facebook. :-))