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omads are the restless people – those who roam, push horizons and seek what is just a bit farther. They are not only the ancient and modern peoples who live nomadic lives but also the new nomads  – those who are not geographically rooted; those who find identity and belonging in modern caravanserai – like airports, hotels  – and virtual communities.

These people on the move are not always doing so voluntarily – they are also refugees, IDPs (internally displaced people), migrants (economic, environmental) and exiles.

We have much we can learn from those who still follow ancient rhythms. Those who tread lightly, and travel often, have a different sense of meaning, risk and reward… a sense that I suspect could be useful as we balance new environmental realities and economic unsettledness.