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Erospainter..on the subject of Travel
so I have a job in the aviation industry gives me the blessing of travel around the world
and will tell you this..travel will humble you..make you rethink your life and realize if you live in the US how damned blessed..coddles and protected we are…when I travel I do not ever go to the tourist places’having grown up overseas I am more open to adventure..ask the lcoals take me to where you live..laugh and drink…that is how you can taste the soul of a country
so…Travel does this: it creates space that allows thoughts and memories to intrude and assert themselves with impunity. Smells and sights, the quality of light, the smile of a local - can all act as touchstones when least expected.„„my recommendation buy Fodor travel guide as a certain security blanket but if you have a restless soul like mine be wanton and wander..some pictures of my recent trips this year in Europe…south american and South Africa
When you are walking down the road in Bali and your pass a stranger, the very first question he or she will ask you is, “Where are you going?” The second question is, “Where are you coming from?” To a Westerner, this can seem like a rather invasive inquiry from a perfect stranger, but they’re just trying to get an orientation on you, trying to insert you into the grid for the purposes of security and comfort. If you tell them that you don’t know where you’re going, or that you’re just wandering about randomly, you might instigate a bit of distress in the heart of your new Balinese friend. It’s far better to pick some kind of specific direction — anywhere — just so everybody feels better.
The third question a Balinese will almost certainly ask you is, “Are you married?” Again, it’s a positioning and orienting inquiry. It’s necessary for them to know this, to make sure that you are completely in order in your life. They really want you to say yes. it’s such a relief to them when you say yes. If you’re single, it’s better not to say so directly. And I really recommend that you not mention your divorce at all, if you happen to have had one. It just makes the Balinese so worried. The only thing your solitude proves to them is your perilous dislocation from the grid. If you are a single woman traveling through Bali and somebody asks you, “Are you married?” the best possible answer is: “Not yet.” This is a polite way of saying, “No,” while indicating your optimistic intentions to get that taken care of just as soon as you can.
Even if you are eighty years old, or a lesbian, or a strident feminist, or a nun, or an eighty-year-old strident feminist lesbian nun who has never been married and never intends to get married, the politest possible answer is still: “Not yet.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Lov