When Life Was Good

This photo has been floating around since one day last year when I ran into a rider who was close to my (middle) age who had just restored a 1973 Honda CB 350 like the one in the photo, though the bike he restored was red. The photo is not mine, but I can’t find the owner.
Near the pumps of a service station, we talked about the bike and the restoration for a couple minutes. The 350 was all stock, just as it should be.
I looked the bike over and nodded. “Very nice.” I said. “It takes me back.”
The proud owner nodded back. “That’s what I like the best about it. It takes me back to the Seventies, when life was good…”