Roberto Cigna’s tribute to Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, a pair who quit their office jobs and set off on a biking journey around the world. Their dream ended last month.
Austin and Geoghegan were killed in an ISIS-inspired attack in Tajikistan. Jay wrote, “I’ve grown tired of spending the best hours of my day in front of a glowing rectangle, of coloring the best years of my life in swaths of grey and beige. I’ve missed too many sunsets while my back was turned. Too many thunderstorms went unwatched, too many gentle breezes unnoticed.”
Cigna’s illustration of a mangled bike with a rose on its seat poignantly reminds us that life is a risk, yet suggests that allowing fear to stop you from pursuing your dreams is not the answer.