Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday Writings for Randos - Why do you go away?

{Friday Writings for Randos - A weekly post that features pieces from other writers that touch some facet of the Randonneuring experience, even if that was not the author's intent. It's stuff that's best read out loud - slowly.} This week it's a quote from:

 A Hat Full of Sky
by Terry Pratchett

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. 


Special Bonus feature: A three part "movie" of the Taste of Carolina 1200K


  1. Indeed, xoming back to where you started is not the same as not going away. Your quote from Andre Gide last week spoke to that. Do you remember where that was from?

    And I think the place one returns to is always changed also, by events, time, your own absence ... if only a bit.

    Can't watch the video from here, but I look forward to it on my return.

    1. To reveal a secret, the Gide quote was something I found when in a search for quotes for Friday. Between prepping for the 1200 and actually getting there to ride it, getting FWFR done was tough to squeeze in.

      Good point on the place being changed but I think it may be more by perception than physics, at least depending on how long you are gone.