Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Throngs of Tourists

The other day I was running errands in the Westminster area of London, and I was irritated at having to wade through throngs of tourists.  The taxis and their incessant honking -- at seemingly no one or everyone -- only exacerbated my mood.  I started walking over Westminster Bridge to the south side of the Thames.  Then I looked back at the tourists.  They were staring up at Big Ben and Westminster Abbey and the London Eye -- and they were in awe.  They were click-click-clicking away at their cameras, taking pictures to capture those London landmarks, their smiles, that awe.  I smiled to myself, and I thought how fortunate I am to be here, to travel, to see the world.

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