Of Vagabonds and Vinyl
Saint Augustine once stated, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” This quote occupies a special place in the hearts of the explorers, wanderers, and thrill seekers who devote a considerable portion of their resources to the cause of surveying the globe. From the Northern Lights of the Arctic to the desolate plains of the Serengeti, Earth’s plethora of wonders beckons the curious mind to expand its boundaries, enriching its understanding and adding some degree of comfort to the human condition. The experiences of a traveler, whether they be recollections of an expedition in the Amazon or quaint memories of a summer road trip to a neighboring state, shape their very essence of existence. As a result, many wandering souls elect to document their travels using an affordable and practical souvenir: the sticker. Like badges on a uniform, each of the stickers that line bumpers of vehicles and coat pieces of luggage testifies of a unique instance of personal growth and exploration. While the stickers so proudly displayed by an avid traveler may seem trivial to the general masses, a true adventurer realizes the significance contained in every inch of vinyl.