i was 20 years old when i first went to europe

12729303_10153897631218057_806972817262673055_nin fact i turned 21 in florence, italy.

but before i made it there i traveled from London to Paris to Switzerland back to Paris then to Munich then Denmark and then Sweden.

in Sweden i met a bunch of 20-somethings who hosted my stay

and they reminded me of a lot of my friends who i grew up with in Illinois.

one guy in Sweden, the class clown, sorta, showed me his key chain

it only had three “keys” on it.

he told me, in broken English,

“this one is my house key, this one is my car key”

and then he held the bottle opener and said,

“and this, this is the Key of Life”

everyone laughed.

the other day while i was at the Apple Store, i realized that i too have simplified my key situation to his.

wherever you are, Hans, here’s looking at you.

hey do!

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