Travel is life. And life is travel.
You are not the same country you were yesterday.
And I, being an island, my shores have shifted.
There are eddies where once there were none, the sands swept out to sea like discarded integrity, bit by bit.
Do you ever wonder if your greatness is behind you?
And the happiest days, too.
Gone, like autumn’s leaves, left to rot in moldy piles of memories
Like the waves behind a boat roaring past the no wake signs, swamping the tender grasses of history
Realizing too late we never loved them as we should have, and we have only scars to remember them by
We thought there would be new lands to conquer, and looked to there instead,
But now the conquering is done
We are old men with stories stained by sun and tears
So let’s lay our heads here and dream of what once was us,
wild and borderless,
dirty and sweet-tired,
blistered, cut by hidden thorns, and welcoming the bleed.
Charish Badzinski is an explorer and award-winning features, food and travel writer. When she isn’t working to build her blog: Rollerbag Goddess Rolls the World, she applies her worldview to her small business, Rollerbag Goddess Global Communications, providing powerful storytelling to her clients.
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