Wednesday, 26 September 2012

That other place

I’ve just been reading a perceptive and illuminating travel blog.  

It's called and one of the posts really resonated with me.  We often think that “the grass is always greener on the other side.”  In fact, sometimes we spend our lives pursuing a dream of moving away, somewhere different, somewhere exotic, somewhere better.  We tell ourselves stories of this other place.
But this can be a fallacious trap.  

There is a reference to the British sculptor Antony Gormley, creator of the Angel of the North.  The blogger comments:

“That’s what Anthony Gormley meant. We’d all be happier if we accepted that ‘the other place’ that we sometimes escape to, is in our imagination rather than an actual country.

Reality and fantasy.  Two worlds colliding.       

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