Album:America-We Shall Not Cease From Exploration

New Jersey / Dec. 7, 2012 / by Chris

Though we will continue releasing Bus 52 videos through the end of the year, today marks our final day living and traveling on Stanley the Bus. It's bittersweet in many ways, with the sadness of leaving the bus being tempered by the happiness of coming home after a year away. As I was looking forward to this week and thinking about the emotions we are now experiencing, I came across this poem excerpt from T.S. Eliot's "Little Gidding." It seemed so appropriate for our homecoming week - arriving back where we started, yet having a whole new understanding of the place for having journeyed all across the country. It's also a reminder for me that the exploration we began in January doesn't end when we step off the bus for the last time - it is an ongoing, lifelong process of discovery.

The wonderful Anne Kruk was kind enough to bring this piece to life for us, and I am exceedingly grateful for her willingness to share her amazing talent with Bus 52 and its viewers. Enjoy "We Shall Not Cease From Exploration."