Dreaming Of Soon Travel
words by Edana Isobel Jamora & photography by Mia Danica Jamora
'The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.'
- Saint Augustine
Travel is a completely visceral journey, one that is imperative to our self-growth, knowledge, well-being and perspective. With feel, touch, sight, smell and taste by our side- when travelling, we are building ourselves up with character blocks and writing our stories filled with rich experience nowhere to be found for the stationary being.
It is too often that we put exploring aside, something that I often battle with every day between the constant rational side and the adventurous other that lives within each and every one of us. I crave for the courage to forage through forests, swim the deepest seas and climb the highest mountains, to get lost in the wilderness and to feel at home in a place where no one speaks my language. We are creatures of comfort, yet we are curious, inquisitive and intrigued. We question, we wonder, we are interested, we ponder.
An important thing to remember is that there is never a right time, there is only now. Inhibitions can shackle us down with guilt but exploration will set us free.
It’s hard to imagine and think that beyond our little bubble of everyday life, the daily grind of awake, asleep and everything in between there is a large world beyond us that we cannot even start to completely fathom.
I like to think of our days as an empty note pad, with every living day we write a little and a little more through our experiences. What we don’t realise is that most of the time what we see and what we encounter is a repetition of events recurring on an all to frequent basis. Why not to exploration? Why not to adventure? If not now, when? If not there, where?
It's not so much the destination in mind, but the journey travelled. The millions of new images, colours and frequencies. The people that you meet, the smiles exchanged, the wrong turns, the missed flights and the foreign yet familiar humanly warmth felt with others that refreshes, revives and inspires a new outlook. It's important to add a little creativity to our stories and to continuously question ourselves -
Would I want to read my story?