These are eight, random "Daily Photographs" from my personal Flickr collection.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Have No Regrets

Day 81 - Most people of the world do the same things over and over every day and then they die. Once in a while, these folks have a few days or weeks of something unique or inspiring. However, they quickly crawl back into predictable, little ruts where they eventually stop existing.

Today I felt great gravity in this realization. I try to console myself, thinking that words such as typical or routine exist for all these humans. I am sure most of them are satisfied and that their lives have merit. However, at the promise of proving I am elitist, I feel sad for most people, very sad.

I cannot imagine having 'day after day' of the same. I praise my parents and every step of my educational experience for providing me with the belief that I can do anything. I am fortunate I have never felt myself without choices. Furthermore, I am blessed with a partner who loves exploration and we have saved enough money to be able to do so. I live very far away from a life of convention or routine.

What has prompted this onslaught of contemplation? Well, we will be closing a small chapter of our lives soon. On the 26th of the month, Penang Dennis will disappear to be replaced with Siem-Reap Dennis.

Upon leaving, we will have only lived on Penang Island, Malaysia for three months. Yet, this has certainly been long enough to develop an affinity for the place and experienced its life. More often than not, I have felt welcomed and at ease. I want to suck in as much as possible and remember what it is like on this particular piece of ground.

February 17, 2018

Due to Jay's heart surgery last year, we did not leave BC for the winter. Now, though, we're back on track living our 10-Year Plan.

As we walked in the neighbhourhood to buy local bananas from a street vendor, I looked around and hoped I'd always remember this.

February 17, 2018


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