В памет на Тейлър - околосветски стопаджия и прекрасен човек!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvYEHoLC8Eg

Съболезнования на прекрасното семейство на Тейлър - сестра му, майка му и баща му- също като него запалени пътешественици!

Пиша тази публикация със смесени чувства - голяма тъга за нелепата загуба на Тейлър, който преди броени дни е загинал в автомобилна катастрофа в Чад. И огромно отвращение, което тая в сърцето си към всички шофьори, които казано по нашенски "карат като луди" и които са 80% от шофьорите в България по моя лична статистика! Един такъв ме вози преди броени дни на път за кукерите в Широка Лъка.

Днес влязох в Каучсърфинг да си прочета съобщението от Камел от Алепо с надеждата да ми е писал, че е добре и войната ще свърши. Но на дневен ред излезе покъртителната новина за смъртта на Тейлър. В първия момент онемях, не можех да повярвам! С този човек преди седмици си писахме за регистрацията в Судан, за ферито на границата, изпратих му файловете на жълтата книжка за ваксини, за да си я принтира, защото и той като мен не се ваксинира... Споделяше с мен пътуването си от месеци насам. Пишехме си още когато беше в Европа и не беше тръгнал за Африка. Постоянно му пращах детайлна информация за граници, визи, бюрокрация... Беше стопаджия до мозъка на костите си, беше от моята кръв - стопираше за стопа, не за парите, не за целта, не за "от точка А до точка Б". Може би затова го усещам повече като стар приятел, отколкото като виртуален познат. Не успяхме да се срещнем, когато минаваше през България. Сега дълбоко съжалявам затова. Докато чета описанието в профила му отново и виждам колко много общи неща имаме, осъзнавам, че той е един от онези "редки диаманти" според моите критерии, с които щеше да има много какво да си говорим и щях да помня тази среща цял живот.

В тази публикация искам от цялото си сърце и душа да апелирам към ВСЕКИ, КОЙТО ИМА КОЛА И ШОФИРА!!! Моля ви, не натискайте газта, не се превръщайте в "неуязвими" чудовища на пътя!!! ПЪТЯТ е като мой дом, а вие го превърнахте в касапница! Който чете този блог знае, че досега имам три катастрофи - две от които на стоп! Много сълзи са се изляли от очите ми в пристъпи на болки от раните, много дни и нощи ми се е искало да пукна, за да не се мъча. Особено в Африка, особено катастрофата в Намибия... Щом прочетох за Тейлър някак си се върнах назад към нея и сякаш отново усетих болките, които ме превиваха на две докато стопирах и ме събаряха на земята в безпомощно състояние докато ходех! От първата си катастрофа пък имам доживотен спомен - подутина на главата, която често се обажда и не знам доколко е безобидна, тогава при удара загубих и зрението си за няколко секунди. Освен моите собствени, очите ми са видели стотици други катастрофи по пътищата. Трупове, кръв, болка. В Африка или в България - шофьорите са еднакво безразсъдни и смъртта еднакво достъпна за всички. Но малцина го осъзнават. Преди години баща ми катастрофира и бе потрошен, заедно с всички други трима човека в колата, оттогава той винаги казва "шофирането и въобще излизането на пътя са ВИСОКО РИСКОВИ дейности". Много време мина докато го разбрах, трябваше да ми се случи белята няколко пъти, за да го проумея.
От много време насам мисля, че единствената реална опасност, която те дебне на път, е именно катастрофа. И от нея няма как да се спасиш, не зависи от теб. 
Тейлър нямаше моя късмет! Не оцеля, умря по вина на друг, кой знае колко луд седнал на волана и вярващ, че нищо не може да му се случи. Е, случи се :(

Споделям случилото се с Тейлър не само защото ми е много мъчно, но и защото ако то накара и ЕДИН шофьор да НЕ натиска педала, значи е имало смисъл и може би една фатална катастрофа ще бъде предотвратена!!!

Това е линк към Тейлър в Каучсърфинг - https://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=KM67VA
А това към темата за смъртта му, която днес напълни очите ми със сълзи - https://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=12&post=14243312

Смятам, че чрез тези извадки от профила му, ще се докоснете до него и ще разберете какъв човек е (надявам се който не разбира английски да има преводач под ръка):


In Memory Of
In Memory Of   xNOTHINGxHELDxBACKx

Current Mission: To keep the stars overhead and the earth beneath my feet...

Personal Description

Adventurous, Outgoing, Environmentalist, Adrenaline Junky, Traveler, Hitch-hiker, Vagabond, Explorer, Hiker, Random, Friend, Son, Brother. HUMAN BEING


The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began
Now far ahead the Road has gone
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet
And whither then? I cannot say...


Hello. My name is Taylor - and I am a nomad.

Somewhere along the way in life I gave up a sedentary lifestyle and hit
the road, always moving somewhere new, seeking new experiences.

I can't explain exactly what makes me move...except to say that I have
this wanderlust inside of me that drives me on, to feel the earth spin
beneath my feet, to wake up and see a new horizon, feel a fresh breeze
against my face....to be a stranger in a strange land.

Please dont ask me when I am going to stop travelling, I will stop when its time to stop. I wont know until I get there.

Hope to see you somewhere along the way

:)






I'm hitch-hiker/vegetarian/vegan/freegan/dumpster diving/cell phoneless/poison free friendly :) and huggable!

Interacting with me on Couchsurfing
x I hitch-hike everywhere.
-> Inside cities I prefer to walk or bicycle. NO TAXI'S!!!
x Environmental Vegan, mostly because of reasons listed here. At the same time I embrace a freegan lifestyle, so if it's from the trash I might eat it (not ever meat though!) I prefer local to imported food, I try to follow the "100 Mile Rule" aka Eat Local!
x I don't consume poison so if that's all your into we might not gel. (ok watching you drink or smoke though)
->Don't generally like to do touristy things, would rather get to know you than take pictures.
x Travel with my own:
->Tent
->Sleeping bag/mat
->Cooking gear (pot/stove etc)
x I'm effectively travelling without money. I juggle for food. The savings I have I need for visa's! Am more than happy to do work exchange for food!
-> Almost never pay for places to sleep!!! It has happened a handful of times since 2007. It has be some special circumstance though! I am against paying for a place to stay in principle: there is enough space in this world for everyone to sleep.
Nature is the best hotel : )

If you are hosting me:
-x It's hard for me to know when I'm arriving - I hitch-hike
->What works best is if you give me your phone number+meeting point near your place. I'll call you when I know I'm arriving. I may arrive that evening - but don't worry, it's ok if you say no :)
x Can't guarantee my personal hygiene when first arriving (and my feet have a tendency to smell)
->Am not offended if you tell me this
x I prefer direction communication - just tell me. I won't be offended by whatever you say as long as you say it respectfully!
x Where I sleep is of little concern to me. All I need is a place to rest my head, I am staying with YOU. I don't need a bed/couch. 2m of floorspace/space for a tent is 100% ok with me!!!!





Interests

Being somewhere I have never been before.

Not knowing where I will sleep at night.
:)

Anything Outdoors: walking, hiking, mtn biking, bird watching, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, skim boarding, flying kites, bicycles built for two, hiking, cloud watching, puddle jumping, rock climbing, sky diving, bungey jumping, mountaineering, crevice jumping, concerts, meeting random people,

Into living simply, traveling light, Hitch-hiking, sustainability, permaculture, alternative living. you know, hippy stuff :) Actually, what I want to learn is how to live in a sustainable way.


There's nothing fundamentally wrong with people. Given a story to enact that puts them in accord with the world, they will live in accord with the world. But given a story to enact that puts them at odds with the world, as your does, they will live at odds with the world. Given a story to enact in which they are the lords of the world, they will act like lords of the world. And, given a story to enact in which the world is a foe to be conquered, they will conquer it like a foe, and one day, inevitably, their foe will lie bleeding to death at their feet, as the world is now.


We need to change the story...


It may seem absurd to believe that a “primitive” culture has anything to teach an industrialized society. But our search for a future that works keeps spiraling back to an ancient connection between ourselves and the earth, an interconnectedness that ancient cultures have never abandoned.


Re-Connect


Our earth is wounded. Her oceans and lakes are sick; her rivers like running sores; the air is filled with subtle poisons. And the oily smoke of countless hellish fires blackens the sun. Men and women, scattered from homeland, family, friends, wander desolate and uncertain, scorched by a toxic sun…
In this desert of frightened, blind uncertainty some take refuge in the pursuit of power. Some become manipulators of illusions and deceit.
If wisdom and harmony still dwell in this world, as other than a dream lost in an unopened book, they are hidden in our heartbeat.
And it is from our hearts that we cry out. We cry out and our voices are the single voice of this wounded earth, our cries are a great wind across the earth.

Cry Freedom...



Types of People I enjoy

People who are able to have meaningful discussions with me, that engage me on any topic.

People that smile.
People that laugh.
People that love.
Love Life :) 



One Amazing Thing I've Seen or Done

Where I've been:

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*Watched Green Sea turtles laying eggs, watched one drag herself up on the beach passing within a meter of me, heard her breathing, felt the thump of her shell on the sand

*'Danced' with a Leatherback turtle while scuba diving

*Hitched 100,000km+ (and counting :) )

*Traveled by providence for 7 months

*Have never been drunk/high/smoked a cigarette in my life

*Straight lined down a mountain that I had climbed in Northern Sweden (skiing)

*3 days camping on the steppe/hitching with Kazakh environmental scientists - they took me illegally to USSR's former nuclear bomb test site!

*Stared in awe at the Hindu Kush Mountains in Waghan Valley

*Watched the sunrise on Mt. Kilimanjaro

*Hitch-hiked/Couchsurfed with all of my family - Mother/Father/Sister :)

*Went sky diving with my dad for my 16/17th Birthdays :)

*Walked the Camino de Santiago with my father (1400km)




Philosophy


I can´t be lost...I never knew where I was going

No plan IS a plan

Everything IS possible

Even if the world would end tomorrow, I would still plant a tree TODAY!!!

---------QUOTES TO LIVE BY---------
I don't have it all figured out, you learn so many things every day, and it's overwhelming sometimes trying to see how it all fits together. I'm starting to realize that each day is a different road and a different journey, and you don't have to have it all figured out; you don't have to have all the answers to everything right now.
- Jason Wade

Let no one be discouraged by the belief there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world’s ills—against misery and ignorance, injustice and violence…Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation…It is from the numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
- Robert Kennedy

Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Travel Quotes

I think you really should make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been to hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a mans living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have and endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.

Don't settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic , make each day a new horizon.

You are wrong if you think joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has laced it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.

My point is that you do not need me or anyone else around to bring this new kind of light in your life. It is simply waiting out there for you to grasp it, and all you have to do is reach for it. The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances
-Chris McCandless

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilization, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints." -Robert Louis Stevenson

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost" -J. R. R. Tolkien "Lord of the Rings"

"The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready." -Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

'If a traveller does not meet one who is his better,
or his equal, let him firmly keep to his solitary
journey, there is no companionship with a fool.'
-The Dhammapada

"The healthy wayfarer sitting beside the road scanning the horizon open before him, is he not the absolute master of the earth, the waters, and even the sky? What housedweller can vie with him in power and wealth? His estate has no limits, his empire no law. No word bends him toward the ground, for the bounty and beauty of the world are already his." -Isabelle Eberhardt

Wealth I ask not, nor hope nor love
nor a friend to know;
all I seek is heaven above
and the road beneath my feet.
*Robert Louis Stevenson*





...If not for our dreams....what are we?




I will go where I end up and stop when I get there!!!







Искам да завърша тази публикация с една песен от моя свят -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkkWPvXsrF8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhsMjvnHbA0


3 коментара:

nadejda каза...

Тази касапница отне правото на живот на хиляди и хиляди истински Хора. Моят собствен баща беше убит на пътя от един от тези шофьори, смятащи, че имат право да решават кой да живее и кой не.
Светлина на душата на Тейлър и на всички мъченици на пътя!

Анонимен каза...

tenEdno slance se e prevarnalo v zvezda.

Tery каза...

Надежда, много съжалявам за баща ти :( Моят оцеля, но лежа в болница със счупени ребра, избити зъби и много болки от удара. Не толкова голям късмет имаха другите трима в колата, които бяха жестоко потрошени. А шофьорът на колата, която ги е ударила, загинал на място. Пътя се превърна в бойно поле и имам чувство, че става все по-зле.
В нашето семейство само баба ми не е катастрофирала... А защо ли? При положение, че е обиколила доста страни в Европа по онова време, когато не е било никак лесно да се излезе от страната, а колите на пътя не са били толкова много и са развивали максимум 80-90 км/ч. Ако зависеше от мен абсолютно всички коли и камиони щяха да се произвеждат фабрично с максимална мощност до 50 км/ч. Позволената скорост в населено място щеше да е 15 км/ч, а извън населено по магистрала 50 км/ч. Но не зависи от мен..... :(
Едно клипче за Тейлър, което са сложили в КС - http://www.couchsurfing.org/news/community/r-i-p-taylor-booth-xnothingxheldxbackx/