A tale of two experiences

From the Museum of the Americas, I walked down a fairly major street and carefully dodged the copious amounts of dog poo in an attempt to reach ancient Egypt. Smack dab in the middle of Madrid, there stood an authentic Egyptian temple dedicated to the…


An ode to one of my favorite artists


Or, does art have to mean anything?

What does art mean? Does art defy meaning? Does art exist because humans say it does or does art exist in spite of ourselves?

All the world is art. Everything from a speck of dust to a statue made by Michelangelo can realistically be termed as “art.” If art can…


A Retrospective Travel Journey

I have always been an avid traveler. I was a travel agent back in the day when such a job was quite common. I even worked a corporate gig inside a big sky scraper alongside 300+ travel agents. To say that there were a lot of us in that career…


Where is the memorial for the victims of COVID-19?

For the last 19 years, a reading of every victim’s name that died during the 9/11 attacks is read aloud for remembrance.

It typically takes around three hours to read 3,000 names, and this year I wonder if there will be a similar remembrance for those who died so far…


What Kind of Poems Would He Write?

When Emerson said that “America is a poem in our eyes,” he was referring to its expansive geography that seemingly goes on forever. To Emerson, all of America was yet to be discovered, and he thrilled at the prospect of seeing new things. …


The Haunting Words of Michel de Montaigne

This is not a picture of Michel de Montaigne’s castle. I looked on Google maps to see where Château de Montaigne was located, and it resides in a part of France that I have never been to before. …


“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” -HENRY DAVID THOREAU

I have to…


Wishing that life could be more simple

Being the current times what they are, I have been thinking a lot about Thoreau these days. His books Walden and Civil Disobedience have always appealed to me, but lately, his words have been resonating even more. …


The Great Pivot Is Upon Us

What is passion? It’s a concept that I have been thinking a lot about lately. Passion. What does passion mean? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines passion as anintense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction” as well as an “object of desire or deep interest.”…

Krista Marson

An avid traveler who has been grounded by the pandemic. Author of Memory Road Trip: https://books2read.com/u/47ND2E

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