What, then, is a travelling mind-set? Receptivity might be said to be its chief characteristic. Receptive, we approach new places with humility. We carry with us no rigid ideas about what is or is not interesting.Like this field? Out of town guests remark on the picturesque views around our house, and we just kind of shrug.
We feel assured that we have discovered everything interesting about our neighbourhood, primarily by virtue of having lived there a long time. It seems inconceivable that there could be anything new to find in a place where we have been living for a decade or more. We have become habituated and therefore blind to it.I'm glad to be reminded that there are new things, worthwhile things, to see right here at home. Life should be more than just moving through your days, existing, and waiting for the next vacation to open your eyes to something new.
And now, before I get too philosophical about this whole thing, I'll stop.