Traveling and Babies
The image above comes from Granada, Nicaragua. The words below are excerpted from my book 30 Reasons to Travel: Photographs and Reflections from Southeast Asia:
Not many years ago (in the grand scheme of things), most of us were in diapers, not yet knowing what country we were from or even what a country was. We didn't yet know we were Christian, Muslim, Atheist, or whatever. We didn't know we were Republican or Democrat, male or female, or that we needed to fear and maybe hate one another, or that this might lead us to one day kill and die. As babies we looked out at the world with wide eyes, reaching out for anything we could grab, wanting to feel and understand it. We were open to learning and we trusted, even when it wasn't wise to trust. And then we became adults.
It is not bad being adult, but sometimes I wish we were all in diapers, or at least had something of the spirit of those babies who are.