When I was still little…one day, riding the green bike I always used to ride, I thought: “how far can I go without turning back?”
Life is like a lot of things; a quick google of the phrase “life is like” is enough to demonstrate that. One of the many things that life is analogous to is riding a bike: traveling forward into the unknown as fast as your legs will pedal you, unsure of what awaits on the rode ahead. The anime Honey and Clover tells a fairly simplistic and wholly relateable story of a group of art college students that are doing just that – crawling, walking, running through life, still ignorant to many of life’s ups and downs. Like a Ferris Wheel or a weather vane or the wheel of a bike, life continues to revolve while they search for the ever-elusive key to their happiness. It isn’t a battle for the fate of the world, or to win the heart of the local silent glasses girl, but it’s a battle in its own right, and it’s something that every human being must struggle with in order to find their own path. This is a story of that battle, that search, and of the bittersweet feelings that came and went over those few years that they spent looking for their four-leafed clovers.