28 June 2013

Ticket to Ride

France
By Haleigh In Non classé

If I ever wrote a novel, I would do it on a train, a series of many trains one after another. There’s something so inspiring about moving from place to place. I read recently that what we all really want in life is to travel and fall in love. The latter is left to happenstance and the openhearted, and that’s what makes it beautiful. Travel however for most of us will always be a choice, a priority we make or forego. The farther we get away from it all, the clearer it all becomes. Away from all the things surrounding us every day we can see from the outside what we really carry within, the story we really want to tell. 

This day I had a ticket to ride and I was late. The whistle blew and I jumped in (to somebody else’s seat) out of breath as the train began moving. They say never chase a man, and never run to catch a train…there will always be another. This day at the other end of my travels was someone I love very much, and some trains and some people are worth running for. When I got where I was going, it rained every day and all the way back to Paris. But I have no regrets, because we all know it’s not the destination, it’s the journey so today that’s the little big story I wanted to tell. 

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  2. Sarah O'Brien 28 June 2013

    my boyfriend and I love to travel the world. And when you have both, the passion to explore uncharted territories with the person you can’t live without and a love so heavy, you need nothing else. travel is essential!!!

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  3. Coline 28 June 2013

    nice pics 🙂

    http://Fashioneiric.blogspot.com

    Coline ♡

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  4. Synne 28 June 2013

    Pretty pictures and poetic words!

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  5. Katie 28 June 2013

    Love this! The little big story, & the slideshow, so romantic 🙂

    Katie x

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  6. Glory 28 June 2013

    Lovely
    Adore the words in response to the crossroads 🙂

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  7. You say it so well Haleigh. Sometimes the run is worth it. Hope you’re doing well. Bisous.

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  8. Elizabeth 28 June 2013

    You have such a beautiful way with words! I love reading your blog, and look forward to each new post.

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  9. Constance 28 June 2013

    I feel the closest to who i am on the train it’s crazy!!

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  10. Caroline 28 June 2013

    I love the way you think!
    I have a passion for travelling and I’m always dreaming about my next destination

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  11. Kelsey 29 June 2013

    “what we all really want in life is to travel and fall in love.”
    Absolutely true.
    I always look forward to your inspiring posts.
    Please keep telling us about the beautiful things you see! 🙂

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  12. Anna 1 July 2013
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  13. Love this and couldn’t agree more <3 x

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  14. Chelsea 1 July 2013

    I love everything about this post. One of my favorite memories from living in Switzerland was taking the train to the South of France to visit a friend for Easter break and writing on the train there. There was something so inspiring and amazing about it. I tucked that journal away somewhere special, so that someday when I’m in need of a reminder of how wonderful the world can be, I’ll take it out and read it.

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  15. Danielle White 6 July 2013

    This made me smile and laugh, lovely little post, thank you for sharing xoxox

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  16. Elle 8 July 2013

    This was a lovely post! 🙂

    bisouselle.blogspot.com

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