“I shed my inhibitions, my fears, I traveled light. ..
I traded my stock options for a lonely planet, my cell phone for a compass. My brief case for a back pack. I took off.
I wandered in the company of tourists, revelers & a guitar as old as me. I learned that people are good. Strangers are fascinating. And that every journey reveals another.
I’ve lost track of time. And perhaps my job, my apartment & my fiancé.
But I have my compass & I know its pointing me in the right direction.”
Ample make this bed
Make this bed with awe
In it wait till judgment break
Excellent and fair
Be its mattress straight
Be its pillow round
Let no sunrise’ yellow noise
Interrupt this ground
– Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)