I have never really had the hankering to travel outside the United States. Finances being the obstacle, I have not allowed myself to even let my mind wander across the oceans or along a forgotten path.
I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or because I’m seeing my children’s friends flying off to foreign lands. But the last several weeks, whenever I see pictures or movies depicting stunning landscapes, a yearning creeps into my heart. I wonder what will come of this sudden desire. And if something comes up, and I am able to go abroad, I wonder where I will go. Will it be mountains tipped with stark white snow? Will it be fields of green carpeting the hillside?
I don’t know what my future holds, but I have decided I need to get a passport.