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Journeys of Lightheartedness: A Tale of Travel & Discovery is a collection of travel essays written by Richard Moore. The author shares his experiences in Europe, New York, the south and Wisconsin. The reader first gets a traveler's view of Paris, a city the author admits to not having enjoyed the first few times he visited there. It was only when he acceded to his wife's request to go there that he discovered just how much he loved the city, and he shares that newly found affection with his readers. He follows this adventure with their trip to Patmos, a small island in Greece, and a series of stories about his life in New York City. Moore spent more than a decade in NY until he decided to return to his Southern roots.
Richard Moore's collection of travel essays, Journeys of Lightheartedness: A Tale of Travel & Discovery, is more than just the latest bit of touristy nonfiction written for armchair adventurers. The author has a magical way with words and quickly had me vicariously enjoying the delights of Paris and the primitive beauty of Patmos, and remembering fondly the ubiquitous buttered roll that is the breakfast of so many busy New Yorkers. Where Journeys of Lightheartedness truly shines is in the nature descriptions, which I found myself reading very slowly, savoring each image and shared experience. I kept on interrupting my read to Google the places Moore describes as they became too compelling to just visit from my armchair. In effect, Journeys of Lightheartedness has given me some marvelous destinations for my next few journeys, and I'm looking forward to revisiting for myself the places Moore describes so well. Reading Journeys of Lightheartedness was a remarkable and illuminating experience and it's most highly recommended.