I found this photo of Julius Caesar and it seemed appropriate considering where they have just come from. This photo is actually one I took in Las Vegas a couple of years ago outside of Caesar's Palace.
The quote seemed appropriate too. Experience is something we all learn from. I love the fact that they were able to spend their honeymoon overseas. Traveling is a great education and broadens the mind. We not only see the beauty that the world has to offer but we also meet people from different cultures and get to experience things we have only read about or seen in photographs, on the TV or in movies. Experience and understanding brings the world a little closer. We're fortunate enough to live in a very diverse area culturally. I have always had a great love of meeting people from different countries.
Even as a little girl living in the heart of England, I remember a good friend from school. Her name was Savitri and she was from India. She was a beautiful girl and she had told me that she performed as a traditional Indian dancer, which I was totally impressed with because at the age of 12 I couldn't put two feet together to form a single step. She tried to teach me a little but my two left feet were impossible to point in any other direction than left!
I also remember being fascinated looking into the window of an Indian shop. On my way home from school I had to walk through town and the shop window was one of the few places that always drew me to it - my dislike of shopping was apparent even at this age - though I was always too shy to go inside. There were so many exotic looking things on display. I had a particular fascination for the beautiful jewelry, especially the earings. I still love earings. My mother had an Aunt who lived in India for a while. There was a wonderful photo of her taken there. I also watched Indian movies on the TV, they always seemed to be musicals and I may have mentioned this before in a previous post way back, I got to be a very good reader because of the subtitles in English and I became a bit of a speed reader. No surprise that I have always wanted to visit India and perhaps - and I dearly hope - I will one day.