Wednesday, February 4, 2009

surprises and marvels

Orderly travel now means going at the maximum speed for safety from point to point, but most reachable points are increasingly cluttered with people and parked cars, and so less worth going to see, and for similar reasons it is ever more inconvenient to do business in the centers of our great cities. Real travel requires a maximum of unscheduled wandering, for there is no other way of discovering surprises and marvels, which, as I see it, is the only good reason for not staying at home.

(alan watts)

2 comments:

Ashley said...

yes, yes, yes!!!

thekitchenboy said...

oh peter,
i feel like you should be reading this to me by the coffee shop place on west campus,