One of the things I love about travel is how it opens your eyes to new things, and to new ways of doing things, while all the while also helping to underscore the things that make home "home", and maybe showing you the small things that you take for granted while in your familiar space.
Travelling through Hong Kong and China are not for the faint hearted, but you can't help but be energized by the shear scale of humanity, and to be amazed by how individual lives are lived, when personal space is at a premium. Small kids sitting under market stalls on the steeply racked streets of Hong Kong, or a high school girl, sitting side saddle on the back of her mothers motor bike, weaving its way through early evening peak hour traffic in Guangzhou. Life, with all its demands and requirements rolls on for everyone, everywhere.
I land home this morning after a whirl wind five days away and can't help but feel that these sorts of trips help to show me how very caught up in the "doingness" of life we get, when kids, work and family are all a significant part of the mix.
All of the scheduling and planning are a vital part of keeping it all on the rails - but it's nice to step away every now and again, and come back with clearer eyes and more appreciation for both the Life and the Process, that is the daily "doingness" with the boys. xE