Destination

Voyageur

18 juin 2020

Photos & textes  :
Natacha Roché

Traduction :
Textmaster

Publié le
 18 juin 2020

À l’heure où la vie reprend doucement dans notre société, certains se sont peut-être rendu compte des voyages dormants juste sous leur nez. Car oui, le voyage ne signifie pas forcément l’enregistrement des bagages à l’aéroport, les enfilades de taxis, le menu gobelet/barquette servi à l’heure des repas par l’hôtesse, ou encore le check du hublot à l’atterrissage pour vérifier que nous sommes à bonne destination. Le voyage c’est aussi, d’après mon dictionnaire Larousse, l’exploration et la découverte.

L’exploration et la découverte sont également accessibles à quelques kilomètres de chez nous. Il suffit parfois de prendre le temps de lever les yeux de notre smartphone pour observer et contempler notre environnement. Combien d’entre nous connaissent vraiment la région dans laquelle ils vivent ? Combien ont déjà pris le temps de s’enfoncer en son cœur pour y dénicher des espaces méconnus ou insoupçonnés ?

Nous vivons dans un monde formidable où, en un claquement de doigts, nous pouvons nous retrouver à l’autre bout de la planète. Ce qui est, quand on y pense, assez extraordinaire. Il y a quelques dizaines d’années, les voyages demandaient beaucoup de temps et étaient réservés à une certaine tranche de la population.

Aujourd’hui, nous nous ouvrons à de nouvelles cultures, à de nouvelles gastronomies et à la diversité des paysages et des architectures. Les voyages lointains forgent notre vision du monde, ouvrent notre esprit et nous permettent de comprendre qu’il existe des sociétés totalement différentes de notre mode de vie.

Cependant, sommes-nous tous aussi ouverts à notre quotidien et aux gens qui le peuplent ? Ne sommes-nous pas trop souvent insatisfaits, pressés et pressants ? Et si l’on prenait le temps de se poser dans l’instant présent pour réfléchir à ce que nous souhaitons apporter au monde, en faisant de notre vie un séjour mémorable et en nous satisfaisant de ce qui nous entoure. Car comme le dit si bien le proverbe : peu importe la destination, ce qui compte c’est le voyage.

At a time when life in our society is just starting to get back to normal, some of us have perhaps realised that there are journeys lurking right under our noses. Because, finally, travel is not just about checking-in your luggage at the airport, queues of taxis, the plastic cup and tray served up at meal times by the cabin staff, or even that quick check through the window when the plane lands to make sure we’re in the right place. According to my dictionary travel is also about exploration and discovery.

And exploration and discovery can be encountered just a few short kilometres from home. Sometimes all we need to do is raise our eyes from our phones to really look at our surroundings. How many of us really know the region where we live? How many of us have taken the time to search out its little known and unexpected places?

We live in an amazing world where in the blink of an eye we can find ourselves at the other end of the earth. Which is, when you think about it, extraordinary. Only a few decades ago, travel required large amounts of time and could only be enjoyed by a small part of the population.

Today we can all experience new cultures, new food and the rich diversity of countries and architecture. Long-distance trips shape our vision of the world, open our minds and help us to understand that there are societies with a totally different way of life to our own.

However, are we just as open in our daily lives and to the people in them? How often are we dissatisfied, too busy or too demanding? What if we took the time to live in the present moment and reflect on what we would like to bring to the world, by making our life a memorable journey and by being satisfied with what we have around us? As the saying goes: it’s not the destination that matters, it’s how you get there.

At a time when life in our society is just starting to get back to normal, some of us have perhaps realised that there are journeys lurking right under our noses. Because, finally, travel is not just about checking-in your luggage at the airport, queues of taxis, the plastic cup and tray served up at meal times by the cabin staff, or even that quick check through the window when the plane lands to make sure we’re in the right place. According to my dictionary travel is also about exploration and discovery.

And exploration and discovery can be encountered just a few short kilometres from home. Sometimes all we need to do is raise our eyes from our phones to really look at our surroundings. How many of us really know the region where we live? How many of us have taken the time to search out its little known and unexpected places?

We live in an amazing world where in the blink of an eye we can find ourselves at the other end of the earth. Which is, when you think about it, extraordinary. Only a few decades ago, travel required large amounts of time and could only be enjoyed by a small part of the population.

Today we can all experience new cultures, new food and the rich diversity of countries and architecture. Long-distance trips shape our vision of the world, open our minds and help us to understand that there are societies with a totally different way of life to our own.

However, are we just as open in our daily lives and to the people in them? How often are we dissatisfied, too busy or too demanding? What if we took the time to live in the present moment and reflect on what we would like to bring to the world, by making our life a memorable journey and by being satisfied with what we have around us? As the saying goes: it’s not the destination that matters, it’s how you get there.

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Destination

18 juin 2020

Voyageur

Valise / Suitcase : Away 
Chaussures / Shoes : Garçonne et Cherubin
Tenue / Clothing : Cos
Veste / Jacket : Rains
Montre / Watch : Daniel Wellington

Photos et Texte:

Natacha Roché

Traduction:
Textmaster

Publié le
18 juin 2020

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