Now it really doesn’t matter, does it?
Every new post has its share of likes, comments, and followers. As a rule of thumb, I generally allow comments only from fellow bloggers. Any serious blogger understands the perils of spam comments. We’ve had our share of spam. Yesterday, I was surprised to see a comment on our ‘about’ page. I couldn’t trace it to a blog and therefore couldn’t approve it. But the point Mr/Ms ‘Bad Happy’ made was compelling and it would be unfair to simply block it. So, I thought of answering his/her question with a post. There was a finite possibility that a similar thought might have occurred to other readers — who visited our blog.
To quote him/her:
“What if me and my brother from Jamaica take a walk? Is it still two brown feet?”
YES, why not? As travellers, we are given countless opportunities to set aside differences in our cultural or physical makeup and leave behind our skewed perceptions of where we come from. So, whether your feet are naturally black, white, yellow, brown (like us), blue, or green (visitors from the unknown); once you’ve walked a lot on our planet, they take the colour of the earth (brown). That’s the idea. It’s that simple. For once, let it be that simple.
When you bury your feet into the sand and take them out — you get the most gorgeous hue of golden-brown. A visit to a dense forest in slip-ons (not the wisest idea) will result in reddish-brown feet. But, possibly, the best example would be that of a mud bath. Wrestle in sludge and after a while all colours coalesce.
I know, we don’t live in an ideal world. But travel helps us to live the ‘bubble’ — on the days we choose to.