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KayakingThere’s no denying that we all look a little bit younger in this photo: only five years ago, but so much changes (and i don’t just mean the receding hairlines and expanding waists). Rich, Cath and I still go kayaking regularly, but we’re more experienced now, better able to deal with difficult situations, able to travel further, more easy in our routines and habits. We share our stories of expeditions past and plans for the future. Our successes and our failures.

I came across the photo on Facebook, part of a timeline that documents my own journey: looking back provides a narrative of days out, adventures had, friends made and journeyed with.

I love how Facebook creates an emergent narrative: with little apparent effort on our parts, it documents the minutiae that create the whole. The narrative writes itself over time. It’s this idea of micro contributions leading…

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