Sunday, September 23, 2018

Indian Railways

There's no better way to enjoy India's outback, cities, coastal towns and regional areas in comfort.

There’s something about the sound of a train that’s very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful. – Paul Simon

The train is a small world moving through a larger world. – Elisha Cooper, Train

Railway terminals are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them, we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return. – E. M. Forster

Life is a train that stops at no stations; you either jump aboard or stand on the platform and watch as it passes. – Yasmina Khadra

A train is a vehicle that allows residence: dinner in the diner, nothing could be finer… – Paul Theroux, The Great Railway Bazaar

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Spiti Valley (Little Tibet)

I’d like to go anywhere. – John Steinbeck

Look for chances to take the less-traveled roads. There are no wrong turns. – Susan Magsamen

… a certain kind of wanderlust can only be assuaged by the acts of the body itself in motion, not the motion of the car, boat, or plane. – Rebecca Solnit

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius

The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands. – Sir Richard Burton

Monday, January 1, 2018

The Place We Call Home

Home is the nicest word there is. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Home should be an oratorio of the memory, 
singing to all our after life melodies and
harmonies of old remembered joy.
– Henry Ward Beecher

It takes a lot of living to make a house a home
It doesn’t make any difference how rich you get to be
How much your chairs and tables cost, how great your luxury
It isn’t home to you though it be the palace of a king,
Until somehow your soul is wrapped round everything.
– Paraphrase of Edgar Guest poem, Home

Nor need we power or splendor,
wide hall or lordly dome;
the good, the true, the tender-
these form the wealth of home.
– Sarah J. Hale

Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.
– Helen Rowland

Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
they have to take you in.
– Robert Frost