It could all have happened on a deserted platform at Barcelona’s central station in late August, 2005. What we do know, is that we have been inspired. We were touched by the heart and soul of a unique personality whose life philosophy is so infectious that we couldn’t help but become his willing disciples.
We met him with several hours to spare, and the things he told us changed us profoundly. He left us at the platform, a little dazed, looking after his luggage, which consisted of an old rugged leather suitcase that had seen better days and a very sturdy Beach Cruiser bicycle. But he never returned. We posted signs and left messages with the local tourist police, but he was never located. Strangely, it doesn’t matter – we believe he is a man who makes his own way in life and although he’s fond of life’s small and large achievements, he is able to distantiate himself from his material belongings with the same enthusiasm that overtook him when he acquired them in the first place. He taught us that any given day is filled with times and places that provide the perfect backdrop for reflection and relaxation. You can capture a perfect moment without killing the day.
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