William Kentridge - North Pole Map - A work of art inspired by travel and displayed in About Page of ontravelwriting.com. Licensed under a creative commons
William Kentridge - North Pole Map


travel online since the 14th of March 2017


How we feel travelling

It is not the anxiety of an exotic escape, nor the desire of “necessary” novelties. What travels, when we really travel, is our soul, among other souls. No newer when we go, no further, but deeper; never different, always higher. The heart is always the same, as is the silence, the true universal language. Travelling it is not necessarily a movement from place to place or something related to the contingency of an action; it is a state of mind and a way to be in the world. Distance is a measure of our soul and it is not on a map. Travelling is how we do, not how far we go; and for us it is the melody, the note on which we tune up our days. As dancing is a way to feel and experience the music, travelling is a way to feel and experience the world.

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OTW is a cultural collaborative project and a work of art about travelling, in which the variety of the topics reflects the variety of the values we recognize in the places we travel, beyond a list of things to do and see. Places are not consumption goods and are not only given spaces defined by precise coordinates. They have something to do with memory, emotion, desire, an interwoven network of relationships, living history, culture, landscape, nature, humanity, experience, a kaleidoscopic mosaic where hospitality take place; and our art finds its reason. With passion out of schemes, restlessly, we write to inspire, to share, to move the mind, to understand, to make widen our lives and thoughts, and to make art out of travelling.

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