The choices are endless… the possibilities boundless. All we need to do is put our minds to it and it can be done… yes, man has gone to the moon… climbed Everest, walked across continents and to the poles. For me though, the options are less grandiose. No moon or Everest. Ailsa none-the-less gets the mind working overtime. We don’t always have to physically be there. The mental possibilities are often as rewarding. Ailsa mentions her love for maps. I too have a love for the real thing although G-Maps or G-Earth do just fine when the real thing is not about.
This simple structure evokes ideas of travel and romance. How many of those places have you seen? I can tick Ringsend and Cape Town off but others still beckon. Then, in art and the imagination we can often find the possibilities we are denied in the everyday life. This sphere on the grounds of Trinity College has a mesmerising effect. It really gets the mental mechanics working.
Then, there are possibilities right on our doorstep. Walk a new route or revisit and old favourite. For me, the Royal Canal is calling. I could not continue my walk last year so it’s definitely on the agenda for this year. Which brings me to a possibility I have to achieve, the sooner the better. My luck just has it that I can make something happen that will be the envy of many of Ailsa’s Weekly Travel Challenge participants. Yes, I may soon have the distinct privileged of meeting the good lady!
Where may that meeting take place? I don’t have the foggiest idea at this point in time but we’ve booth written about the Royal Canal so, maybe we could even meet along its banks for the first time… or the Grand Canal’s banks…
or along the Liffey… well, anywhere in Leinster really… the possibilities are endless! Maybe even somewhere in Phoenix Park on a sunny day… or, or… or?
Wherever our meeting may happen, you’ll soon know all the details… that’s a promise!