Life as extraordinary as it is

Daria Krauzo
May 21, 2018 · 3 min read

The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.

I am not the only girl who travels alone and lives abroad, and certainly I am not the first to live a nomadic life. Still, there are times I am absolutely bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have met, and each room in which I have slept.

I think if you’re not inspired by life, you’re not paying attention.

These are the simple things you can notice, and enjoy. In the end, these are the things you remember. For me, the first necessity is to claim the morning, which is mine. For me the best way to give the morning back to myself is to open a real book as I drink my first cup of coffee. I’m not sure why real books are best. I think the pages remind me that I have fingerprints.

I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I can positively say there would be no regrets. I feel fortunate to have walked 90 years in my shoes. I am truly lucky. I really have lived 1,000 times over.

Isn’t it a wonderful prove of a life which was simply well-lived? This is exactly what I wish to be able to say when the time comes. And for now:

There is nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.

I will live it all and write it all down. An aria to an empty train station, a requiem for a carrot.

Daria Krauzo

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I love books, carrots and (very) long walks. I write to make sense of being human. /