|Monday, 24th February 2003
And the further he went,
These lines salute the traveller, close to Utrecht Central Station.
was his return journey.
I once made a trip around the world, from Amsterdam Airport to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hawaii, Manilla, Kuala Lumpur and finally on to Amsterdam Airport.
- What does it mean?
- Is it meant literally?
- Is it a warning not to travel too far away from home?
The further I went, the more redundant the journey back became.
It was a journey with no point of return.
The outbound journey ended at home.
|From Amsterdam Airport
||to Los Angeles
||and San Francisco
||and Kuala Lumpur to finally
||proceed to final destination Amsterdam Airport
Are the lines more of a warning about a growing emotional distance?
He who travels too far, loses
the home to end the journey?
- Does this experience contradict the poem?
- Or does it in fact support the poem?