Walking along Main Street to go for dinner with some friends the other day, I saw this bike parked in a rack. It made me smile as we walked past but after a few steps, I stopped and turned back to take this photo.
We are still adjusting to life in Vancouver after so long on the road. Jan and I have talked about it and both agree that we really miss the road. It took us a couple of weeks but we have finally identified what lies underneath that feeling and concluded that we are experiencing a sense of loss. A loss of freedom, of community and of friendship with the people we met or rode with along the way.
However, despite that sense of loss, we are also happy to rediscover friendships and community right here in Vancouver, our home. We are getting back into a routine of working, shopping for food, gardening, cleaning the house, meeting friends and socializing. In short, we are rediscovering the ties that bind us to this place. And I guess I needed to see that sticker to verbalize some of my feelings because I do love it here!
P.S. The video editing suite is in full swing. Coming soon: Bolivia and Perú.