Adventure is a FEELING. Yeah, we all admire the people exploring the far reaches of the world. The truth is, each of us live in a far reach of the world! Each person you meet has walked a path, survived struggles, possesses talents and has a story to tell.
Put down the phone, look around you, take that other street. Say hello to the people you meet. What do you see in your backyard ?
“You’re tough. I fucking hate when people say that to me. It’s not fair that you need to be this tough, still you are!” I say to her. It’s a heavy moment. We are at the mercy of forces beyond our control.
Shitting your brains out, riding the damn toilet doesn’t exactly make you feel invincible.
It does make you stronger.
This one was pretty mild, probably a 4 on the pain scale. Oh yes, these DO go to 11. Blood, and mucosal membrane linings spewing forth. Gnarly. Anytime I feel the slightest symptoms come on, fear shocks me as I recall the worst. Still I was raised to be tough and always get back on the horse. This time, it was different. I stayed on the horse, I rode through the fatigue. Slowed down. Kept looking ahead.