Almost like talking
“Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries.” — source unknown; widely attributed to René Descartes
Whether the area features a landscape that goes back one century or many, whether the ruins are real or reconstructed, I always feel a keen sense of connection to what came before. All places new to me have in common a combination of the familiar and exotic, so that I am drawn in and carried away at the same time. If reading broadens the mind, travel fills in some of the details within the expanse that has been created. This year I wish for you new discoveries that will increase your understanding of the past, across the world or in your own home town.