One morning before daybreak we ventured out on a walk to discover the area around our temporary, but new, “home.” We were staying for a couple months on the outskirts of the small capital city of Kupang, Timor, Indonesia.

The year was 1988. Seems like a lifetime ago. Pre-internet, there are some who cannot even imagine life way back then. But we lived it.

This walk became our morning ritual for this brief season of our life. But the walk — and the stay — etched itself upon our minds. It became a reference point in our unfolding lives as a young married couple.

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