"Not all those who wander are lost."
Posts from the ‘South America’ Category
“Regular maps have few surprises: their contour lines reveal where the Andes are, and are reasonably clear. More precious, though, are the unpublished maps we make ourselves, of our city, our place, our daily world, our life; those maps of our private world we use every day; here I was happy, in that place I left my coat behind after a party, that is where I met my love; I cried there once, I was heartsore; but felt better round the corner once I saw the hills of Fife across the Forth, things of that sort, our personal memories, that make the private tapestry of our lives.”
― Alexander McCall Smith
We circled the group up in the main plaza in Aguas Calientes. We had already eaten dinner, following a long day visiting Machu Picchu. The kids were tired, as we had gotten up at about 4 in the morning, catching the early morning bus up to the ruins. But we still had several hours until our 10:00 train. The idea is that we would have our evening meeting in the plaza, take advantage of the time and space and then move on to the train station to wait to board.
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
― Henry David Thoreau