"the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust
"The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see." - G. K. Chesterton
WANDERLUST: An irresistible desire to travel to understand ones self.
My spirit must be that of a traveler. I long to get on the road and just go somewhere. Anywhere. Travel the grey pavement with yellow lines down the middle. Or fly threw the blue sky to another country or state.
I want to photograph beaches, cites, people and landscape.
I've always wanted to travel. Even as a child I loved riding in the car. Road trips were always my favorite. I didn't mind the 15 hours of driving. Having a bag full of things to do yet, I would sit looking out the window, watching the landscape roll by.
I remember once, on one of these long road trips, we drove through St. Louis during the middle of the night. I sat and stared. It was all the lights that captured my eye. The arch being lit up by the lights of the city. The cars just gliding along the road. Ever since then, I always make sure I am awake when we drive through St. Louis at night.
You see, its not just the traveling that grabs at me. Its the beauty of things that I have not seen. Its what could be discovered in a new state, town or country. Its the camera in my hand that would capture, as best it could, the wonderful things in a new place.
My heart longs to go somewhere new. It longs for adventure.