Soul journeys

[words by Narina Exelby]

Is there one song, one piece of music, that tugs at your heart, floods your imagination and turns your skin to gooseflesh? Eddie Vedder’s No Ceiling (from Into The Wild) is mine. Every time I hear it, I’m tempted to pack up all I have – forget about bonds and retirement annuities and next month’s deadlines – and to leave the familiar behind. It instills a need to explore. To feel. To live in the moment. To journey.

It also reminds me – whether I’m riding my bike to work, waiting at a bus stop or trawling a market – that while travel may be a physical experience, it can also be a state of mind.

I hope you turned up the volume.

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  • I would be the first person to agree that travel is a state of mind. It’s a way I’ve had to live for a few years now, but “Into the Wild,” perhaps strangely, didn’t have that affect on me. To be honest, I didn’t even know it had been made into a film, but found the book very compelling and fascinating, though at the end I felt it was almost a warning against that creed by which those of us born with itchy feet live – at least it was a warning not to get lost in the dream and be practical about our wanderings!

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