Ode to the man on a motorcycle in the Netherlands

Our ship was sailing out of the Netherlands, and for an extended stretch a two-lane road ran along the waterway.  A man and a passenger trailed our ship on a motorcyle for the entire stretch, matching our pace.  And for that entire stretch, the passenger on the motorcycle waved at our ship.  I loved whoever that man and his passenger were, for taking 10 minutes out of their day to wave to fellow human beings they will never see again. It was a touch and human moment I’ll never forget.  If I were a painter, it would be a scene I’d paint, and title “Ode To the Man On a Motorcycle In the Netherlands.”

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Ode to the man on a motorcycle in the Netherlands

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