there is no path to happiness; happiness is the path.
the things I love are fragile and only here for a little while. this is how I make a life. there is no next thing.
-Peter Heller, “Kook: What Surfing Taught Me About Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave”
adopt the pace of nature. her secret is patience.
there was once a man who became unstuck in the world. he took the wind for a map, he took the sky for a clock, and he set off with no destination. he was never lost.
-Castles in the Sky, Taylor Steele
someone who is now long dead once wrote ‘the world is a book, and those who don’t travel read only one page.’ what no one tells you is that the book is no easy read. there’s one thing I can say: whatever it is that you are looking for - beauty, salvation, enlightenment, danger, or just to disappear - this will only be a fraction of what you find. I’m just trying to read the whole book.
-Sipping Jetstreams, Taylor Steele
life is either a great adventure or nothing.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. the great affair is to move.
I think some things, the good things, really are that simple…touching rock, living naturally, breathing, moving, laughing.
-Steph Davis, “High Infatuaion: A Climber’s Guide to Love and Gravity”
the joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
-Chris McCandless, “Into the Wild”