[junkie-dropcap]I[/junkie-dropcap] was creating this piece and I could not help but think of Sir Oliver Lindenbrook (excellently played by the late James Mason) upon discovering the quartz cavern in the original version of the movie "Journey to the Center of The Earth (1959)".
We are but a measure of our mental baggage. I remember reading Jules Verne novels as I was growing up and I was filled with a sense of adventure. Wanting to travel the world and visit exotic places.
I think those are the beginnings of my mental travels and the reason today I long for wanderlust.
Wanderlust: a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.
As I approach my golden years, I am again longing to travel. Be it mentally or physically, but I want to see the world before it ends...
The way things are going there isn't too much time left, for me or the world. Better get on it!!
If you have not seen the 1959 version of the movie, I highly recommend that you do yourself a favor and go find it somewhere. A real classic!