Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Ride

The Ride

After you’ve climbed the hill
to see the view,
then slid down the other side,
after you’ve skinned both knees,
broken bones,
and cracked your helmet twice,
after you’ve tasted the rush
of passing through
in front, behind, beside,
what choice is there
but to climb back up,
pump the pedals, and ride?

It was three years ago this month that I had "the accident," but that was really just one in a series of head bangers that life has thrown at me.

As a pre-birthday present to myself, I am up and pedaling, with slightly wider tires, which sounds like a metaphor for maturity, but it is really just the facts. Thank you Michael for the new tires, thank you Becky for the bike on extended loan, and thanks to a lovely fall day.

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