Standing Still – Pico Iyer

by tabithapang

“Movement is a fantastic privilege and it allows us to do so much that our grandparents could never have dreamed of doing. But movement, ultimately, only has a meaning if you have a home to go back to. And home in the end is not just the place where you sleep, but the place where you stand.”

Pico Iyer is one of my favorite writers. I want to keep everything he writes. So many of his articles have been printed and then taped into my journals. He helps me remember who I am and the things that make me feel most alive: time for travel, writing, reflection, and solitude. In the next few months you will find me or rather, not be able to find me because I will be somewhere in the Big Sur, retreating, by the sea, with some Benedictine monks who, make fruitcake.