I was watching Death in Paradise last night and found myself thinking “I bet he’s Welsh”- the main actor guy, Ben Miller – as lately I’ve noticed that many sort-of everyday-handsome men are Welsh. (As opposed to Hollywood-handsome, model-handsome.) And sure enough, his mother is Welsh. I’m definitely going to include Wales in my Big Ride.
I’ve been thinking that I may start my Big Ride in Italy and that if I have the money I could start with a week-long language course. It depends on when I get started and if it’s in time for the Giro d’Italia, where the better weather is, etc. This year the Giro is 9
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. (Helen Keller as quoted in Two Wheels) I’ve finished reading Travelling Two’s free short
Thinking about taking this trip is a good reason to just not buy stuff. I’m a little intimidated by the need to get rid of, or store, all the stuff I do have. I need to allow the pleasure of the passion for the idea of the trip to bubble along beneath the surface but
Last night I told Sam I was thinking of taking a gap year and going for a long bicycle ride by myself. He thought it sounded scary but amazing.
In so far as I have made resolutions for 2014 they are: 1. I will be honest with myself and others 2. I will strive to make my present fulfilling and enriching 3. I will flourish