The Wonderer stands still and asks questions. The Wanderer moves on and has the answers.
The traditional meaning of a wanderer is that of someone who, for whatever reason travels aimlessly. Not always true.
Before we moved to our place in the sun, a friend of mine in the UK asked what we were wandering, even running, away from?
I answered her with the truth. We were not running away from anything, we were walking towards a better quality of life.
Only then did she understand her question came from assumption.
Every time I wear this, I think of her. It reminds me how we were bold enough to take a leap of faith and make it wonderful.
I also wonder and hope that unhappy as she is on the treadmill of her life, at some point she can turn it around. The means to take the leap, to be happy elsewhere are all possible, money is no object. But:
- Being unable to see outside the box.
- Being unable to step outside the lines.
Put one or both together, the end result is the same. No wondering. No wandering.