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If you love “thin places,” you’re one of us
Our clients share a certain similarity in their travel habits, especially in their quest to find inspiring, culturally-rich locales that have the magical power to transform.
If you’re one of us, we believe the following excerpt about “thin places” will resonate will you. The article was written for the New York Times by Eric Weiner, and published in March 2012.
Where Heaven and Earth Come Closer (see if you relate!)
A note from us Allison and Deb
If the author’s words intrigue you, speak to you, awaken something in you (as they did in us), then you are one of us, a travel partner in discovery. We look forward to meeting you and discovering our “thin places.”
“I’m drawn to places that beguile and inspire, sedate and stir, places where, for a few blissful moments I loosen my death grip on life, and can breathe again. It turns out these destinations have a name…thin places …They are locales where the distance between heaven and earth collapses and we’re able to catch glimpses of the divine or the transcendent…
…We are jolted out of old ways of seeing the world, and therein lies the transformative magic of travel. The ancient pagan Celts, … used the term to describe mesmerizing places like the wind-swept isle of Iona (now part of Scotland) or the rocky peaks of Croagh Patrick. Heaven and earth, the Celtic saying goes, are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter…
…These places relax us, yes, but they also transform us, or more accurately, unmask us. In thin places, we become our more essential selves…
…Thin places are often sacred ones and make me feel that I am floating, suspended between coming and going. These places are so comfortable in its own skin, so at home with its own nature – Its “suchness”, as the Buddhists would put it – that I couldn’t help but feel the same way.”