I wrote in a comment that, perhaps, got a bit off track, or what have you.
But it felt wonderful to write, and it brought back memories of that wonderful adventure — the whole amazing trip from start to finish, plus the person I felt to be before, during, and after, in a kind of “oh, yeah, that was amazing, wasn’t it?” rush to which a person is susceptible shortly before her birthday. Especially one of the Big Number ones.
It felt wonderful, and so I wanted to post it here. Especially since I can include a picture I took then. (Not that exact day, on that exact island, but near enough in atmosphere.)
After the break: