July 26, 2011

Questions of Travel

The Milky Way at Grand Coulee Dam, by David Cory


"Is it lack of imagination that makes us come
to imagined places, not just stay at home?
Or could Pascal have been not entirely right
about just sitting quietly in one's room?

Continent, city, country, society:
the choice is never wide and never free.
And here, or there . . . No. Should we have stayed at home,
wherever that may be?"

--Elizabeth Bishop, Questions of Travel

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