Feeling pretty thankful to have found the best travel/adventure buddies. Car rides filled with laughter, sticking our whole bodies out of the windows, and conversations about life.
It’s been a great trip, and it’s only day one. 🌿
Andrew, thank you for letting me, a stranger, snap a few shots of you while you sat perfectly on this rock
Have you heard the story of the Russian Cosmonaut?
So the cosmonaut – he’s the first man ever to go into space.
The Russians beat the Americans. He goes up in this big spaceship,
but the inhabitable part of it is very small. See, the Cosmonaut is in there.
And he’s got this portal window, and he’s looking out of it, and he sees the
curvature of the earth. For the first time. The first man to ever look at the
planet he’s from. And he’s lost in that moment. And all of a sudden, this
strange ticking… is coming out of the dashboard.
He rips out the control panel, takes out his tools, trying to find this sound -
trying to stop this sound. But he can’t find it. He can’t stop it. It keeps going.
A few hours into this, it begins to feel like torture. A few days go by with this
sound and he knows that this. Small. Sound. will break him. He’ll lose his mind.
But what’s he going to do? He’s up in space. Alone. In a space closet.
He’s got 25 days left to go, with this sound. So the cosmonaut decides that the
only way to save his sanity, is to fall in love, with this sound. So he closes his eyes,
and he goes into his imagination, and then he opens them.
He doesn’t hear ticking anymore. He hears music. And he spends the remainder
of his time sailing through space in total bliss.