Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Quote

I was given this book for Valentine's Day this year from Eliot and am only now getting around to reading it. It's called Travels by Michael Crichton, and I have to say, I'm really happy I put off reading it until now, while I'm traveling. It's seems a lot more relevant right now, and I love reading books when they're relevant to what I'm doing in the moment. Anyways, this quote really jumped out at me and put into words exactly how I feel.

"Often I feel I go to some distant region of the world to be reminded of who I really am. There is no mystery about why this should be so. Stripped of your ordinary surroundings, your friends, your daily routines, your refrigerator full of your food, you closet full of your clothes-with all this taken away, you are forced into direct experience. Such direct experience inevitably makes you aware of who it is that is having the experience. That's not always comfortable, but it is always invigorating."

-Michael Crichton

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