Finished reading De Botton’s ‘Art of Travel’ last …

Finished reading De Botton’s ‘Art of Travel’ last night, in time to consider his ideas about Ruskin and observation and seeing your local world with fresh eyes, all things I’ve seen and advocated in my poetry at various times. Tonight I walked down along the stone wall at Hawker Beach with a high tide and late afternoon sun making the spray and waves rebounding against the wall light up and splash across the path. I could follow a line of swell and energy as it crashed along the wall, and hear the hollow sound like a gun going off somewhere a long way away. The Art of Travel

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