…..but I’ve got it all here in my heart.
Every reader of this journal of mine, anyone who has shown more than a passing interest in our pursuit of adventure has sustained me and perpetuated my compulsion to share it. This has taken on a life and passenger load of its own, and is what compelled me, night after night, no matter how tired I may have been, to type the words to our latest chapter. Chrissy would lay snoring soundly in her sleeping bag next to me, but knowing that so many others were part of our trip, I would not rest until I had posted an update. I quickly realized that what we were doing was much bigger than the three if us, and that it represented so much to so many. So while we were in pursuit of our own adventure and rainbows, others were riding along with us and finding their own inspiration. It became a joyous responsibility for me to stoke the fires of dreams for all of us. And like the ignition system of an airplane, once the engine has started, there is no beginning and ending. Just a cycle of spark, intake, compression, power and exhaust. A cycle that continues indefinitely for as long as there is fuel and air. And like the ignition, I cannot claim that I was the impetus of the cycle, for once the engine of this began, I was just an integral part of a whole. The whole being a circle of inspiration that could not have burned so completely or efficiently without all of the elements present. Each one of us an integral element. Without you, the fire of this journey would not have burned so hotly. This adventure was you, me, us, we. You were as much an inspiration as we were for you, and we are honored to have captured your interest, your heart, your adventurer’s soul.
To the glimmer in your soul, no matter how deeply or shallowly it may lie, I dearly hope that your travels with us will inspire you to unearth your dreams and let them soar. And when you do, rest assured, you will not be alone. For we are all one, and our hearts will rejoice when we celebrate together what it is to be truly alive. We are born, we die, that is a certainty. What we do in between is up to us.