travel. {reverb10 – day 22}


How did you travel in 2010? How and/or where would you like
to travel next year?


I am a hermit by nature. I don’t get out much, mostly by choice. Wanderlust is not my middle name. But since I was very young, I have traveled to many places. Through reading.

Places of the heart and places of the wild. Places I would never want to visit, and places I yearn to explore. Places that exist and places that I wish did not.

I have traveled this world, and several others, fallen down more than one rabbit hole, lived more lives than I can count.

I grew up on a street filled with families, my neighborhood was always bursting with children. My brothers were always off somewhere, playing hide and seek, or war, or who knows what else. They were always out with their friends, traversing life through social experiment.

Most often, I could be found on the porch or on the couch, with a book or three or four, traversing life through the words and experiences of others.

I read a bit less these days, but only because I have less time. I am more discerning about the places I go, if I begin a journey and I am not enjoying myself, I go back home and choose another.

Words have always been my favorite mode of travel. Next year, there will be more words flowing through my mind, through my fingers, through my veins.

And oh, the places I’ll see.

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11 Responses to “travel. {reverb10 – day 22}

  • Debi Says:

    i think we shared childhoods.

    here’s to more words & more places & revisiting the places we loved.

  • Roberta Warshaw Says:

    I don’t travel much either. I don’t like to fly. For many years I didn’t go anywhere because of that. Then I was invited to visit Tucson. There was no other way to get there but fly. I fell in love with the desert. I am going again this winter.

  • Stereo Says:

    I have to say that for a fellow hermit, I travelled quite a bit this year but reading this makes me feel like I missed out not staying home more. I’ll keep this in mind for next year 🙂

  • Emily Says:

    Sometimes, that’s the best travel;)

  • Jennifer Says:

    Me too! Me too! Although, in my case, the reading only adds to the list of places I want to see in person. But that little girl? The one on the porch? That was me. And still is.

  • Kathryn Says:

    Love your take on this prompt . . . I used to read non stop as a kid but less so now as an adult. I should lose myself in a book this holiday season. :0)

  • beth Says:

    i just started a new book yesterday and instantly was sucked in….so i had to put it down. i need to keep it for my trip and stay concentrated on christmas… won’t be easy. but i have to do it !!!

    and now with airline travel being such a pain, i’m more likely to travel by book, too…. instead of paying an extra fee for my bag….arrghhhh

  • eliza deacon Says:

    i think i’ve lived with a foot in both camps; have had that wanderlust feeling too many times, but also treasure the perspective of the armchair traveller. i am never without a book. i found a wonderful one the other day, from the little old man who sells them on a stall at the clocktower roundabout in arusha. it’s a beautiful hardcover edition of ‘the in-between world of vikram lall – by m.g vassanji; about an indian family in east africa/kenya. feel so lucky to have found such a beautiful book (i have read it before, and it’s a fantastic read…set in a part of the world very dear to me).

  • Nana Says:

    I love you !!!

  • mark Says:

    It has been said that reading is the best way to travel….

    Sounds like it works quite well for you.

  • deborah l quinn Says:

    Wow. What a wonderful way to answer this prompt. I did something more smart-assy and am now regretting it. I traveled to some wonderful places this year, courtesy of the imaginations of others, and your post reminds me of how immensely grateful I am to have found my way into–through–the books I read this year.

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