Travel theme: Belonging

Looking at the photos of the Fremont dinosaurs I am struck by how much they seem to belong where they are, and I thought that might make an interesting topic for this week’s travel theme. What does belonging mean? It could be a treasured possession that belongs to one person – like Winnie-the-Pooh belonged to Christopher Robin…

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The original Winnie-the-Pooh looking a little homesick; it’s a long way from New York to 100 Acre Wood.

…or a park that belongs to a nation.

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Grand Tetons National Park

It could be a community that creates a sense of belonging…

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Circle of hands at Holi Festival

… or just one special person.


It could be something so old it can’t help but belong…

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Temples at dawn in Tikal

…or a place you know so well it feels like home.

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What does belonging mean to you? If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Belonging
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xxx Ailsa

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. – Aldo Leopold

I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. – Walt Whitman



About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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  10. Pamela says:

    Winnie-the-Pooh looks so sad, I could cry. I just want to pick him up, cuddle him and bring him back to where he belongs. As for your snap of the father and son (?) in Grand Central, ohh! it reminds me so much of Marganita Laski’s ‘Little Boy Lost’. Do read it everybody – or try get the old film, starring Bing Crosby – an aftermath of war weepie.

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  12. jenny says:

    Lovely theme – just what I needed at the end of a long week! :o) Thank you, Ailsa.

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