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Prompt from the #Trust30 initiative.

If we live truly, we shall see truly. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Not everyone wants to travel the world, but most people can identify at least one place in the world they’d like to visit before they die. Where is that place for you, and what will you do to make sure you get there?”

The Surgeon's Photograph c. 1934

The one place I have always wanted to visit was Scotland.  My father’s family immigrated from Scotland, at some point.  The specifics have been lost in the years since.  That is part of the reason I would like to visit there.  The main reason has to do with Scotland’s most famous inhabitant, Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster!  I have been fascinated by Nessie since I was 8 years old.  I wrote several school papers over the years.  Other kids were trying to get their request in to do unicorns and dragons, I wanted Nessie.  I was surprised that no one else had the interest in the Loch Ness Monster that I did.  Nessie might actually exist, while dragons certainly didn’t.  (For most of my childhood, the jury was still out on unicorns.  Pegasus was a myth but I wasn’t sure about unicorns.)

While it pains me to say that Nessie is likely a hoax, I still want to see Loch Ness.  From the pictures I’ve seen of the area it appears to be beautiful, if cold.  Then there is also Edinburgh and Inverness.  I’m sure I could find a place to listen to traditional Scottish music and a nice meal.  Yes, I enjoy bagpipes.  Authentic haggis would be experienced once.  No, really, I don’t want to know what’s in it.

Who knows, perhaps after a visit to a distillery, I may see Nessie myself?


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