On this Day in History in 1805: Lewis and Clark sight Pacific Ocean.
The word “travel” comes from the Old French word “travail” (or “travailler”), which means “to work, to labor; a suffering or painful effort, an arduous journey, a tormenting experience.” (“Travel,” thus, is “a painful and laborious journey”). Whereas “to wander” comes from the West Germanic word “wandran,” which simply means “to roam about.” There is no labor or torment in “wandering.” There is only “roaming.” Wandering is the activity of the child, the passion of the genius; it is the discovery of the self, the discovery of the outside world, and the learning of how the self is both “at one with” and “separate from” the outside world. These discoveries are as fundamental to the soul as “learning to survive” is fundamental to the body. These discoveries are essential to realizing what it means to be human. To wander is to be alive.
Word of the Day: Oikofugic
1) Characterized by the desire to travel, migrate or play truant.
Fun Fact of the Day: Tsunamis can travel as fast as 5000 miles per hour, without being noticed and can cross the entire ocean in less than a day.
Diversify. It’s what we’re all about. Challenge your preconceived notions. They’re probably wrong anyway.
And blaze a few yourself.
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