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The Long Trip Home…

May 8, 2017
Porto, Portugal

“Think of the long trip home.
Should we have stayed at home and thought of here?
Where should we be today?
Is it right to be watching strangers in a play in the strangest of theaters?
What childishness is it that while there’s a breath of life
in our bodies, we are determined to rush
to see the sun the other way around?
The tiniest green hummingbird in the world?
To stare at some inexplicable old stonework,
inexplicable and impenetrable, at any view,
instantly seen and always, always delightful?
Oh, must we dream our dreams and have them, too?
And have we room
for one more folded sunset, still quite warm?”
– Elizabeth Bishop, Questions of Travel

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