Living in the journey


The last family holiday before the boy-child took wing. The path to Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany, 2015. Image: Su Leslie

“Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”
– Pat Conroy

Life is full of journeys. Twenty one years ago, the Big T and I had just set out on the longest and most significant voyage of our lives — nurturing the embryo that would become our son. It’s a journey filled with memories that refresh and strengthen as we share new moments together.

Posted to Debbie’s weekly quotation-inspired image challenge at Travel with Intent


27 thoughts on “Living in the journey

    • Thank you so much.
      His godfather offered years ago to pay for a 21st party, but I suspect the boy-child would hate the sort of big multi-generational event that would entail. He hasn’t wanted to do more than hang out with a few friends for the last few birthdays. He might also wonder at the idea of 21 being significant. He has already ticked off a lot of adulting milestones; as most young people have these days.

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      • Exactly. Even I didn’t want a 21st, all those many years ago. My parents gave me money for an air ticket instead. Which was lovely and much appreciated, although 21 had already lost much of its milestone significance way back then!

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      • I didn’t have one either. I had been living away from home for years and it seemed a bit obsolete. My parents did buy me something useful, but I can’t quite remember what now. I’d like to give the boy-child an opportunity to travel, but he’s so focused on work and study it would be a promise for the future that doesn’t seem the same somehow.

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  1. Such a lovely photo and memory, Su! Life is a journey and we must do all we can to make the best out of it. And reading about the boy-child’s progress into life shows that you did exactly that and more! 😄 xxxxxxx

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    • It’s the beginning of a whole new kind of relationship with our kids. Mine is in a serious relationship and I have started to think about him as part of a couple. And what’s weird is that it doesn’t seem that weird.


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