My Column: Travellers’ Tales

Now when people are living longer and have more free time, importance of travel is getting bigger day-by day. Not only it refreshes mind and soul it gives a fair insight how other people live, what we can learn from them? By travelling we learn to be brave and understanding. Adjust with not only time and unexpected circumstances, with people also. It teaches us how to live with less baggage. In this issue of Lekhni, we have presented the tales of travels old and present. Before u turn the pages of Lekhni, and enjoy these faraway inner and worid-wide travels lets see what the Famous Traveller’s of present & past said about travels,

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
– Mark Twain.

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”
– Samuel Johnson

“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.”
– Moorish proverb

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”
– John Steinbeck
“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
– Robert Louis Stevension
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
– Henry Miller

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”
– Freya Stark

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
-Miriam Beard

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”
– Martin Buber

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
– Jawaharlal Nehru

” Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Hope you got a reasonable insight why we travel and why travelling is important for the development of individual and a society. Enjoy a thorough read and make up your own mind,Please do not forget to respond how you liked this issue, what tickled your imagination, what did not. Ps. Lekhni’s September-October is on shortest of stories ; an art where a lot is said in minimum words. It requires lot of discipline and thinking. We challenge your creativity and await your lots of beautiful and thought provoking entries. Last day for submission is August 20. so put your thinking cap on and start putting pen to the paper.
Shail Agrawal