“When you travel, you experience, in a very practical way, the art of rebirth. You confront completely new situations, the day passes more slowly, and on most journeys you don’t even speak the language people speak. So you are like a child just out of he womb. You begin to be more accessible to others because they may be able to help you in difficult situations. And you accept any small favor from the gods with great delight, as if it were an episode you would remember for the rest of your life.
At the same time, since all things are new, you only see the beauty in them and you feel happy to be alive…The word peccadillo, which means “small sin” comes from pecus which means “defective foot,” a foot that is incapable of walking a road.. The way to correct the pecadillo is always to walk forward, adapting oneself to new situations and receiving in return all of the many blessings that life offers to those who seek them.”
–Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage
Paulo Coelho on Travel
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