Thursday, July 1, 2010

Half way there

Holy crap. The year is already half over. I'm just a few days from turning 30. It's the kind of day I just want to go out and ride and ride and ride. It's the kind of day I lie in bed (even if bed is a couch right now) with my Clubby.

It's the kind of day I get up and make a big pancake with sliced bananas. And I wait for the pool to open (12:30pm, really??). And I chat with friends. And I wonder about things. And I fend off the kind of meltdown that struck a couple nights ago. I think about the possibilities I have. I entertain the opportunities. I regain some focus. I laugh at how I told some dude "it was fun dropping" him last night. I think about the people in my life. I think about those no longer in my life. And I'm stunned by the lack of faith and hope and resolve some people have. And I'm amazed at how much others empower us. I am staggered by what some will tolerate. And I smile at the stories I'm told. And I'm flattered by the comments. And I'm going to go ride and ride and ride now.

6 comments:

Kim said...

look how cute you and clubber are! any big birthday plans? me thinks you should come to boston and we will party like its 1999.

sounds like you are hanging tough and enjoying life as much as possible right now.

Bill said...

Hang in there kid, and keep riding. It's good medicine.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I really believe riding is magical, makes the brain turn off for a couple of hours.

zencycle said...

The Zen Of Cycling -

A Zen Teacher saw five of his students return from the market, riding their bicycles. When they had dismounted, the teacher asked the students, "Why are you riding your bicycles?"

The first student replied, "The bicycle is carrying this sack of potatoes. I am glad that I do not have to carry them on my back!"

The teacher praised the student, saying, "You are a smart boy. When you grow old, you will not walk hunched over, as I do."

The second student replied, "I love to watch the trees and fields pass by as I roll down the path."

The teacher commended the student, "Your eyes are open and you see the world."

The third student replied, "When I ride my bicycle, I am content to chant, nam myoho renge kyo."

The teacher gave praise to the third student, "Your mind will roll with the ease of a newly trued wheel."

The fourth student answered, "Riding my bicycle, I live in harmony with all beings."

The teacher was pleased and said, "You are riding on the golden path of non-harming."

The fifth student replied, "I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle."

The teacher went and sat at the feet of the fifth student, and said, "I am your disciple."

Judi said...

zen is so far up your ass its not even funny.

will you write my book?

zencycle said...

funny, I didn't quite see it as sycophantic.....