the global village, part 2

Many moons ago, I posted this amazing video made by a guy who had traveled all over the globe.

James, who is responsible for my seeing that in the first place, recently sent me a follow-up.

I find these videos strangely moving, although I'm hard-pressed to articulate why.

Part of it is seeing all the people of the world - being people, expressing joy. How alike we all are.

And part of it is my crazy hunger to see the world, to go everywhere, and the realistic understanding that I never will. Although I travel as often as I can, I would need three or four lifetimes to even go everywhere on my top must-visit list.

I love my life and I know I am incredibly fortunate. But people like Matt, the guy who made these videos, are living another life I want, the one I didn't choose.

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