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Different angles on the same image

Honeymoon bicycle trip
We had been married 14 months before this bicycle honeymoon in August 1984.

 

Honeymoon bicycle trip
Daisies are our favorite flower, 1984.

 

Different angles on the same image:

The image of hardly attending Church this Summer.

Two trains of thought:

i’m a bad person because i’m not fulfilling a sacred obligation to demonstrate my faith.

i’m smart to take a Summer sabbatical after 15 years, to help me appreciate what i’m missing and what i had.

Midlife perspective can be transformational.

But only if we enjoy enough solitude to be able to notice.

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Two souls, two bikes, honeymooning in Victoria, British Columbia

Ttwo bikes, honeymooning in Victoria, British Columbia
Two souls, two bikes, honeymooning in Victoria, British Columbia

 

Woman with two touring bicycles in Victoria, British Columbia
Honeymoon in Victoria, British Columbia

 

Two souls, two bicycles, honeymooning in Victoria, British Columbia.

It’s risky when we do things radically different than the way our family, friends, and even society in general traditionally does them.

Hitch-hiked 600 miles with two bicycles, $200, and no deadline or destination to be concerned with.

No amount of money, nor fancy location can buy happiness.

We know this.

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Blessed Beyond Measure?

Who Could Imagine This, Without This?

Hard to imagine this…

Without this…

Sure, it was our honeymoon. Sure, we only had $200. Sure, we were on bicycles. And in fact, we were married more than a year before this 17-day trip. Sure we only spent one night in a hotel with indoor plumbing.

Sure, we will never forget any of it.

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