Dame Traveler @tea_for_taryn: Do you remember being a child and playing ‘The floor is lava’? My little sister and I used to play this with the different coloured tiles in our local grocery store. We’d inevitably make the rules up as we went along. “Don’t touch the blue tiles.” “You’ve got to jump over the orange tiles.” We’d stretch our little legs as far as we could and juuuump trying not to topple over once we’d landed.
Everything is constantly in motion. The earth spins, the wind blows, the ocean ebbs and flows. Planes fly overhead and clouds change shape. People scurry to appointments, check their watches frantically, run across pedestrian crossings. Children leap across patterns on the floor and the subway rumbles every few minutes with an approaching train that blows my hair and rustles my shopping bags.
It’s been difficult finding a way to balance lately, like trying to push against a wave, like trying to walk on a moving train. I stretch my legs and tread carefully; juggling responsibilities, dreams, goals - arms loaded with a million things. I am trying furiously to keep from toppling. You guys, the floor is lava. #dametravelerseoul #dametraveler