Welcome to See-it-Write. I hope you find this blog to be interesting and informative. It is inspired by The Philosophy of Travel written by George Santayana, and by the descriptive genius of Beata Santora, Bruce Chatwin, Eloisa James, L. Peat O’Neil, Bill Bryson, Pico Iyer, Sarah Gold and others who skillfully see-it-write.
In his insightful essay, Santayana says ”…Intelligence is a venture inconceivably daring and wonderfully successful; it is an attempt, and a victorious attempt, to be in two places at once. Sensibility to things at a distance, though it may exist, is useless and unmeaning until there are organs ready to avoid or pursue these things before they are absorbed into the organism; so that it is the possibility of travel that lends a meaning to the images of the eye and the mind, which otherwise would be mere feelings and a dull state of oneself. By tempting the animal to move, these images become signs for something ulterior, something to be sized and enjoyed…”
Like the categorized books shelved in a grand library, the locations of the world have stories, anecdotes, and wisdom to share. From their vaults of countless possibilities, locations withdraw a story and to the traveler, tell it. The traveler, like history’s great authors, is privileged to witness and capture those, seemingly tailor made, spectacles. Translating their particular visual to the written, they do for the location, what it cannot do for itself. See-it-write is dedicated to those locations with stories to tell. Across the world or just across town, go there, and see-it-write.