Moving to Dublin, changing jobs and being in a 5km lockdown until recently has made for another year of reflecting on travel, and travelling locally, rather than internationally. And during lockdown there is much that has been predicted about travel post-Covid which is sheer speculation and wishful thinking. Of course that isn’t a surprise, as predicting the future is hard to do! And it is very hard to untangle our wishes for the future, our worldview, and what is driven by what we observe around us.
But, sparked on by a competition I entered, I added to the pile of speculations and wishful thinking with this poem about the future of travel post-Covid and my journey shaped by my faith.
Bucket list ticks. Where next? What now? Ticks the watch. More next! Everything now! Watches the world. Breaks. Slow...now. World of diversity, Community next, Environment now. Diversity uniting, Humility next, Generosity now. Uniting in journey, Curiosity next, What now? Journey into unknown What next? Changes me now.
(What I suggest of course, is simply wishful thinking, unless there is something in our worldview that will empower us to live in what I propose is a fairly selfless way described above. Right thinking alone will not produce the fuel of love in our hearts to look beyond ourselves.)
But I’d love to know your thoughts or predictions about the future of travel, particularly in relation to faith or your worldview. So if you have any ideas, do drop me a line and I might even be up for a guest post soon!
And as much as I can say, I’m confident it won’t be as long until the next post! 6 months of creative juices await!