It helps me put things in perspective.
It reminds me of those who love me.
And of those I love.
And it gives me more things and people to love.
So, yes, travel. I think you can stay.
Thank goodness for wonderful trips in the summer of 2014.
ORCA grants are wonderful things. BYU will pay me money to go out to Boston and study the life and works of Lousia May Alcott? Don't mind if I do.
Guys, this is COOL. It is a book (Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship) that Ralph Waldo Emerson gave to a young Louisa May Alcott and it was her favorite book. She wrote all over this copy and it was so neat to see her handwriting and read her comments. *NERD FREAKOUT*
Harvard is pretty.
So is the Old North Bridge in Concord, MA.
Oh, I'm already on the East Coast? Well, let's just swing down to DC.
The National Archives.
Oh, hello there.
Library of Congress.
By my great-grandfather's grave.
Of course, the best part of any trip are the people. Fortunately for me, I have a lot of amazing, beautiful people in my life who let me crash their apartments and eat their food. (Not the only reasons you are amazing, I promise, but it does add bonus points.)
I've found my people and they can stay.