“To be a truly happy person, one must contemplate death five times a day.”Bhutanese folklore
Although i wasn’t aware of this practice in any of my previous cycle tours, there are at least two things i can confidently say about them:
- My cycle tours have been the backdrop for the most peaceful and mentally settled periods of my life;
- No other experience has exposed me so consistently and so vividly to the fragility and inevitable finitude of life.
We’ve all seen roadkill, and
Featured photo: a freshly killed dog just outside Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania ( April ’17 )
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* ‘Trelograms’ is a wordplay between ‘telegram’ and ‘trélos’ (Greek for ‘mad’)