Italia 2014 #2: Day 1 Navigate

Navigating has been a bit of a learning curve for me, especially in diligent research before embarking on a journey. Seems to be a trait in me, somewhat even in my own life.

Explorers have spoken about the Orion & the shadow casted being great tools for navigating without the compass. True North seems a popular concept as well.

In speaking of navigating through life, I realise the need to have anchors for various aspects, not just 1 True North. Have learnt over pass few days in Rome, reconfirming the directions given, saves me a lot of heartaches & feet-aches from walking the unnecessary miles.

Yet, it’s sometimes those unnecessary miles that rewards us the most. Or maybe, prepares us to appreciate the reward at the end.

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This is the reward of being lost: a new discovery, a unexpected surprise. The picture above is from a discovered lookout point in the Quattro Venti neighbourhood, where I was staying in. Stayed there for a good 15 minutes; would have stayed longer if not for the cold breeze at a high point, caressing my hair, as if to comfort my tired soul.

Cathartic.

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And so am learning to ascertain & trust my gut instincts. So that more surprises can be discovered along the way, as I plod through those wandering miles.

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