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do we search the earth
looking for ourselves
in exotic places.
We are retired. We have been trying to satisfy the wanderlust that lurked deep in our hearts for all of our working lives. The journey has taken us to far flung places...Manila, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Malaga, London, Madrid, Seville, Shanghai, Beijing...we have looked in people's faces, bargained for their treasures and returned home only wanting more.
What is that thing called wanderlust? My grandmother was born on the cusp of a new century riding in a carriage drawn by horses. Her home was a canyon that held mines and brothels. The railroad was the one built by her father. Even though she never traveled to far away places, she lived with her hat hung close to the front door. If she heard the word "go" she would always be ready before the driver could find his coat.
Maybe the lust for travel is a genetic link that caused men and women to search and explore the far corners of the earth. Maybe we are descended from Magellan or Cortez. Maybe....