Like any content, well-adjusted individual, Carol is comfortable and happy with her life, her husband, her pet friends in Columbus. She wrote to us recently, I think looking for encouragement, for a nudge out the door. Leah and I both responded similarly: We wrote how travel widens our horizons, broadens our perspectives. Three weeks from now, Leah and I leave for Nepal. We’re going to travel on foot from village to village in the Mt. Everest region. It's a trip we've talked about for over 20 years, and we're finally doing it.
Carol and her husband Jim once visited us here in Washington and we hiked at Dungeness Spit, not far from the Strait of Juan de Fuca. I shot a photograph of Carol as she walked down the beach. It’s an image that feels like a fitting post today, as we all wonder what we might find on the path ahead.
Mark Twain wrote:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.