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Road trips

Well, look who’s back on track.

It’s been a while, and I’ve probably forgotten how to even do this, but something in my life (or should I say “someone“) has inadvertently brought me here, for the third time. Well, you know what they say: third time’s the charm.

I would like to recommend music as well (but i’ll go deeper about it in another post), so i’ll start embedding some videos/links in my posts as well, feel free to use them as an optional soundtrack when reading, give them a listen when you have time or just plain ignore them.

This won’t be some kind of clever article about how to make a trip; I’m not a great traveler, both because I haven’t done that many trips and because I don’t know some kind of special recipe to make a trip a meaningful one.
No, this will just be a collection of a few thoughts about the idea of travelling.

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
– Saint Augustine

Traveling is something that a lot of people admit to enjoy, it’s something you can find listed as an interest on a meeting platform, something you look forward to after a long stressful period of time.

It is a way to meet new people, find weird places you never thought could exist, maybe because they’re different from what you’re used to, or just because they seem to good to be true.

Something that always interested me though is how people can’t wait to get on a plane and go around the globe, even thousands of kilometers far from home, to just reach a place that fits their idea of “exotic“, “relaxing” or maybe simply “interesting“, while they’re probably surrounded by a lot of things and places that they just overlook every day.

Every “boring place” is someone else’s destination, and sometimes you just have to stop for a minute and start enjoying the world around you; you won’t believe your eyes about what the usual scenarios of your life can tell you if you stop treating them as a background and start perceiving your surroundings.

“It’s the not the Destination, It’s the journey.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

People always see far places as something “unusual” and “interesting” maybe because they envision the distance to be travelled as a way to get far from the daily things, which is something that probably bothers them, but in my opinion the best way to disconnect from the routine is to actually stop thinking about it.

You don’t have to run away for miles to be physically distant from your office just to feel free; as long as you forget about it, you can feel free even just laying under a tree in a park near your home. There’s a lot to discover around you, even in your neighborhood, and sometimes we just overlook a lot of interesting places, avert talking with fascinating people and avoid doing pleasant things just because the proximity with our daily life makes us perceive them as dull and boring.

But you know, as someone way wiser than me, from an American paper company, once said: “There’s a lot of beauty in the ordinary things“.

All the pics in this post are made by me using Stable Diffusion, i’ll make a post in the future about it, but for now i’ll just leave them here as is. If you like them and want to see more of them, you can check my collection on instagram here.

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