Proust said that: "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
So, tonight instead of dreaming of doing adventurous things in far away places with exotic friends and strangers, Anita and I accepted a kind invitation and went with some new friends from my work to the 20-twenty cricket match. Definitely something my eyes had not seen before.
Living the everyday, the quotidien, with wide-eyed wonder is certainly much harder than being open to new places, people and experiences on holidays. Nonetheless, the real value of the latter is in enabling the former.