Travel, sometimes, may have to renounce
The ordinary to discover new consequences
Boredom is unnecessary.
With my green bug, I braved muddy roads and narrow alleys
Walked fishing villages, medieval churches with unusual frescoes,
Temples with a thousand Buddhas, tasted
exotic foods and learned different cultures.
I got robbed once and almost drowned
The chains I have to break.
Of course, certain memories are eternal:
Sacred places forbidden
And fruits one should not touch.
note: A sculpture by Daniel Chester French exhibited in the Huntington Library, near Pasadena, CA.
note: cloudy, cool spring day in Napa River.
note: photo of pile books at the entry way of Napa County Library, Napa,CA.
note: Mrs. Abstract and I and a couple of friends drove along Sonoma coast and ended up in Annapolis, north of Fort Ross. They tasted wines in Annapolis Winery while I walked around outside.Later we visited Fort Ross Winery with more wine tasting.
I was the designated driver. The coastal road is winding road.