The Muses In Morocco
I just came back across this video I did with Nikko for Anthropologie in Morocco. This was such a wonderful trip and reminded me (on this rather dreary London day) of how much I love the variation in terrain that I see when traveling. Being from the Southwest of America (Arizona and New Mexico) I am naturally always amazed by the greenery in England, but the desert and all it's rich reds, oranges and contrasting clear blue skies call to me. This got me thinking about how I experience traveling now. I am honing in on my mindfulness when I travel and how to be a good, conscious and conscientious traveller. I have what I call "a from the ground up" model. I notice things like the soil (or lack thereof, if I am city hopping) and if it reminds me of other places I have been. I notice similarities in buildings, food and cultures. For example, the Santa Fe, Morocco comparison: the natural soils are similar... arid... the plants are alike. The architecture, in many ways, is comparable, the food is spicy and the art is colourful. Suddenly, even though I am far from home, it feels familiar. I think we look for things that remind us of home when we are away. It's nice to know the world is so diverse, but we are still one planet-home.