January 25, 2011
"Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation” -- William H. Sheldon
“Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing” -- George Sheehan
The whole morning we struggled to push our bicycles up the steep mountain pass.
Finally…the top! Stopping to rest, we looked out over a completely new landscape filled with barren brown desert and Berber villages clinging to the mountain sides. As we descended I just thought, “This is happiness!”
PAUL JEURISSEN is a photographer who met his wife Grace on an Adventure Cycling trip. Together they are now bicycling around the world in search of inspiring cycle images.