I wish you could have been there for the sun & the rain & the long, hard hills. For the sound of a thousand conversations scattered along the road. For the people laughing & crying & remembering at the end. But, mainly, I wish you could have been there.
Fact: Do you know that Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear after an intense argument with Paul Gauguin? Later, he gave that part of his ear to a woman as a gift. Here's a portrait of Vincent which shows his wounded ear!