Loneliness and the long distance rider

He asked me

* Do you ever get lonely? *

I said

* No *

Probably because I’ve only been gone 4 months.

He looked into my eyes intently. It made me feel sad.

He’s from a country a long way away, had previously never left it and has been on the road for seven months. He’s crashed three times, hurt himself once. He rides a KTM 990.
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He’s collected a few things and zip tied them to his bike. Driftwood
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A bird skull
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Vertibra
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I asked him where his favourite place has been so far. He says

* British Columbia *

Suddenly I sense a small dark cloud. It passes.

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