The title of this blog comes from the e.e. cummings favorite “somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond.” The poem embodies the romance and playfulness of discovery—a fitting reminder as I begin my summer expeditions.
I adopt mr. cummings’ ‘gladly beyond’ to describe risk and rapture. This experience sails gladly beyond previous academic experience, theory-based classrooms, comfort zones, and- in some cases- existing national borders. For this, I am more confused and more motivated than ever before.
I aim to post daily—short vignettes, research discoveries, personal reflections. Please send your thoughts and insights! I look forward to hearing from you.
Sending lots of love. I hope you will join me to ‘somewhere never travelled.’