That is a strange statement, but the more I think about it, the more I concur. In an error of judgement, I rented a rather violent video last night, which I quit watching half way through. Twice the line was mentioned in the movie, “Scars are the roadmap to your soul”. I thought about it. Slept on it. And, I have to agree. Scars. They don’t have to be physical scars. I have my share. The stitches I received after hitting a piece of angle iron on a drunken evening. The time I hit my head crashing my bike. I have scars.
Most of them are emotional. The physical scars are an easy heal. As a cyclist, there is an expectation that comes with the trade. We will get hurt. You will fall off your bike. And it has happened. Those are the scars that heal easily. The others, well.. not so easy.
What makes us human, what makes us vulnerable, what makes us hurt…. Scars… I have them. Love, Love lost. Love will come again. I hope.