“To wander is to be alive.”
Those who follow Travels and Trifles know that I have been fortunate to wander quite far afield, to places as distant as Africa, Asia and Australia among others. But they may also remember my New Year’s pledge to explore some of the beautiful places much closer to my home city, Charleston South Carolina.
“Never stop wandering into wonder.”
This week I wandered a mere 90 minutes from home to capture the beauty of a local landmark, the ruins of Old Sheldon Church. Dating back to the mid 1700s, it was partially burned during the American Revolution and was rebuilt in the mid 1800s. Several notables are buried in the churchyard, including Governor William Bull I who died in 1755.
“Half the world is wandering, the other half is lost.”
Much as we do when exploring foreign countries, a friend and I hit the road before dawn (not my favorite thing) to explore Old Sheldon and nearby Caw Caw Nature Preserve (more on that next week). It was a beautiful morning with some lovely low-lying fog which unfortunately had dissipated before we arrived. We had the ruins to ourselves as we wandered about the grounds shooting to our hearts’ content.
“I don’t wander to explore the outer physical world , I do it to explore the universe inside me.”
Wanderlust is defined as “a strong desire to travel”. But who says you have to go far in order to satisfy your wanderlust? Sure, a trip to foreign lands is a fantastic adventure. But whether around the world or around the corner, the important thing is to keep your eyes and your mind open to the wonders of our world both near and far.