“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you — it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you…Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain
You could so easily change the word “travel” to “life.”
And this photo can also represent life for some. Some people are planted in a really tough spot, they do their absolute best to flourish and make the world more beautiful, but ultimately, they just can’t make it fit. It would seem that Anthony Bourdain was one of these. What a heartbreaking loss for so many.
I don’t know what he took with him from his journey, but he certainly left something good behind.