Day 1.228 – Reflections on Inner vs. Outer World
Quebec City -> E of Sainte-Marie
Distance (km) : 70
Time on bike : 4h 13m
Brutto time: 11.20 – 18.00
Avg : 16.6 km/h
Total (km) : 52.178
Altitude: 20 m
Difficulty: 2 of 5
Most days on the expedition are (naturally) full of events, faces, small incidents, encounters with the locals, bursts of joy and happiness, memorable sunsets, forgettable canned dinners, impulses, outlooks etcetera that make this travelling bike life invaluable to me.
To me it’s often quite unsatisfying that what ends up in WT World, right here on the site, is so often just a fraction – and often a fairly bland one at that, I feel – of what the real deal is all about. Of course there are lots of things that are better off untold (believe me on this one), but because I feel an urge to share (and thereby mentally digest and store) this dream of mine with you, it’s a compromise that I have a hard time accepting, not being able to (or having the resources (= time)) to represent the world as it is/seems on a 1:1 scale.
Sometimes it feels a bit pointless to share all these pictorial memories, when there are so many stories, emotions, and reflections that will never see the daylight. The visual, physical part of this odyssey is astonishing to me, but the real nuggets, the real adventure, the fruits of the long haul are to be found inside of me, in my mental attic, in the dark (and not so dark) corners where words are worthless and incomprehensible, where emotions and feeling rule supreme, where mute sense impressions are king.
Did I mention it was a beautiful day in Quebec? And that I left Quebec with the social batteries totally recharged? Well, it was. I did.
On this day..
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