Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife.  
The first question was, "Did you bring joy?"  
The second was, "Did you find joy?"

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Snapshot Sanctuaries

A dear friend of mine has been going through a rough time. On one particular evening he wrote that he was in a certain kind of "hell". So I sent him a photographic snapshot from one of my travels with a sort of verbal snapshot of being in that place in that moment so that he could just get away for a spell.

I've been doing them daily for over a week now and realize that I both like writing them and I love sharing these memories with him. It gives me a chance to recall the connection I felt to certain places, the power and gifts of the land itself.

I also realized a few days ago that this might be a great way to keep this travel blog going when I'm not actually traveling.

And if a few other people find them soothing or diverting in a moment of need, that would be wonderful too.

So....the first Snapshot Sanctuary.....

Imagine, if you will, olive groves all around and, as you walk towards town and the setting sun, you find yourself looking out over the Lingurian the end of the path is a wee harbor and the piazza and dinner... And an overwhelming sense of peace.

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