I gained an appreciation for an art installation that was recently placed in Cambridge, MA when I researched the story behind it…
Flocks is a temporary installation consisting of several nets of reflective birds that are suspended from lampposts spanning over a mile long segment of Cambridge Street between Inman and Lechmere Squares.
Inspired by both bird and human migrations, the project seeks to create a memorable experience that celebrates the dream that fuels long and difficult migrations and the coming together of groups to create a new life.
I think that one’s urge to travel encapsulates such a dream.
For the truly adventurous, travel is the act of challenging yourself. It’s when you force yourself into situations that bring you to the brink of utter discomfort and unfamiliarity, knowing that you’ll come out on the other side a better, more open-minded person.
For the truly adventurous, travel is migration.
It brings the kind of growing pains that change you and your connections with people you never even thought you’d meet, forever.