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Laura Moss

Laura Moss spent 16 months cycling 13,000 miles around the world. She is a director of The Adventure Syndicate and organises the annualCycle Touring Festival. Her husband, Tim, runs this website. Read more...


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    You know what Laura, I think you just came up with a brilliant metaphor fro life and your question somewhat outlines the choice between living like riding a train or cycling a bike, between comfort or direction. I think few people properly enjoy the ride on rails someone else put there a long time ago, but it may feel like a convenient option. Still, I think few people ever regretted having jumped off the train and mounted a bicycle, changing fate instead of simply chasing it… :)
    Following also might be a good reminder for you:

    “Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

    ~ Rainer Maria Rilke in “Letters to a Young Poet”

    Take care and best of luck!

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      Laura Moss

      Thank you Oliver. That’s a wonderful quotation!


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