Open Mic Friday! you talk: seeing the world

Happy Friday, wonderful ones, and welcome to the Open Mic!


States I've visited. Map generated at

Summer is upon us (well, in some parts of the world anyway!) and for lots of people that means travel. For a long time I considered myself untraveled because I had never left North America. To validate what I perceived as an insular existence, I looked to people like Emily Dickinson, who wrote nearly two thousand poems while barely leaving her childhood home. It wasn’t until college that I fully appreciated how cool it was that I’d visited nineteen of the United States!

My question to you today is: how does travel influence your life and/or your art?

Also: how do you cultivate an attitude of travel when you stay close to home?

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