David knew what that normal life entailed. He had lived it the past 5 years. At 28, he thought, if I go back now, that will be it. I will probably never return. And he was probably right.
A traveler who returns home from his journeys always wants to travel again. Perhaps he need not travel to the same physical place, but he will want to travel to recapture the feeling, the spirit, the adventure of meeting new people and having new experiences each day. He wants to, but he probably won't.
Why not? With such a strong feeling and desire to recapture the adventure, why does he not seek it out? Because life intervenes. After having been home for awhile, the feeling diminishes a little bit each day. The reality of returning to his travels becomes more distant. And one day, the adventure becomes part of the past: pictures on a wall, stories among friends, artifacts in the attic.
David was not ready for his journey to end. He had been traveling for one month and had not fully realized his dream. Was this theft that he endured a sign telling him to pack it in, return home, return to his previous life? ...