Transgression & Travel

Transgression (from Latin trans-, across and gradior, to step): the radical traveler, origin, fundament, and root, discovers that the walls and frontiers are everywhere, inside and out, and that stepping across them is a matter of compulsion or pluck.

Transgression is the business of travel, and the air of moral opprobrium carried by the word wafts out, fetid and depleted, from the dark and narrow dens of the (often obese and single-texted) self-imprisoned. There are boundaries and then there are boundaries...an aware traveler may learn to distinguish amongst them, while the stagnant ones are held in line by whichever of them happen to be most proximate.