We aren’t talking Dr. Suess, but my Hat and Map belong in one of his books.
I don’t like maps because they are a pain to carry, unfold, find north without a compass. The streets on the map are hard to read and intersections look like rat’s nests. In the middle of a big city, a map, however, often helps get you where you want to go when people, you ask for directions, don’t speak the only language you speak.
A hat and a map also make good traveling company.
They don’t talk back, question decisions, or get tired.
As a traveler, looking at maps, spinning globes, surfing the net, talking to people who have been places, is part of what I do.
Dr. Suess understands how the world and people work, even if he writes for kids, and every cat, I know without asking a Doctor, needs a map and a hat.