For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Reflective Notes


How to describe a journey? How to describe an essentially spiritual journey? The Camino is an interior journey, a path inwards rather than a path from Le Puy to Santiago. This physical path is merely a reflection of the soul's path. In a sense the physical path could be anywhere geographically. London to Rome. Washington to Outer Mongolia.

How to describe this kind of interior journey where objects become symbols and nature becomes a mirror? With a mosaic of connected thoughts and impressions as well as a linear narrative? With the mood and colour of an Indian raga? With the concentrated simplicity of a Gregorian chant? With the complex circularity of a late Miles Davis jazz riff? With the oblique logic of a poem rather than the A to Z progression of a classical symphony or a pop song?

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