Chocolate and life

Everything seems better when it’s bitter-sweet.  The mixed emotions make for a deeper, more powerful experience that simple happiness can’t match.

Leaving Africa on a ferry one year to the day from when I arrived on a ferry was one such moment.  The memories, the sense of accomplishment, the sadness of it being over mixed with the excitement of the continuing adventures ahead made the crossing as close to a spiritual moment as I’m ever likely to experience.  It was also one of the few times where I wished it wasn’t a solitary moment, where I missed having another to reminisce with over a shared experience.

Looking out across the port as the ferry slowly pulled away, the view seemed to share my mood…


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