Senegal is one of the best arguments for travel I can think of. Because the more we see of the world, actually meet who we are talking about — or think we are talking about, take a walk, however briefly, in other people’s shoes, see how other people live, people who are supposedly so different than us, find ourselves — as so often and so inevitably happens — as recipients of random acts of hospitality and kindness from total strangers — then the better we shall be.
Street artist turned gallery owner, Charley Uzzell-Edwards, or ‘Pure Evil’ as he is known, says: ‘Street art is the first truly global art movement because it’s fuelled by the internet. If someone is doing a piece in Panama, we’ll know about it the next day.’
Most people stay close to the ground, where it’s safe. If they fall, it won’t hurt that bad. But when you choose to fly high, the fall may kill you. And you’re OK with that. To you, there is no ceiling and there is no floor. It’s all in your head. If something goes wrong — if you “fail” — you adjust and keep going.