Saturday, August 7, 2010

Day 16 - Something that you want to do within the next five years

Something I want to do in the next five something I've wanted to do for over twenty. I've blogged in the past about my desire to visit Machu Pichu in Peru.

I am deeply affected by my surroundings and this seems like the mecca for inner peace. The ties to history are so strong but the area seems so alive. Animals wander, foliage grows and modern life continues where our ancient ancestors walked.

I'd like to see the Egyptian pyramids for the same reason, but with much less fervor. The pyramids are resting spots for the dead and were never meant to be exhumed. Machu Pichu is a celebration of life we can feel today.

I imagine being there, breathing that high altitude air, feeling the dew and looking out on a green vista to be as close to paradise on earth as we can reach. How could I deny the pull this area has on me?