Life On Two Wheels

Along the river and toward the mountains a morning shadow shimmers across the road. The rays of the first light jet through the trees and across a figure gliding upon the road. His breath trails in short spurts, petrified as it hits the icy air. All is quiet except the slight sound of the athlete as he summons himself for yet another days work. Soon the rest of the world will bustle with life as well and the brief simplicity of cyclist and nature will disappear into the everyday struggle of life in full motion; the errands and intervals, the appointments and intersections, and the deadlines and finish lines OutPaceTheRace

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

El mundo de todas las personas

I stop for a moment and I look around. What I see are the people who walk about in the shadow of others; bound by their desire for acceptance, chained in fear of non-conformity. I think about what the world has become. I consider what it means to be happy, the difference between glee and greed. What happened to exercising your temptation and doing what you desire without being bound by popular opinion? I go to the beach in America and I see these people who are smitten by their desire to conform juxtaposed against people who entirely throw conformity to the wind and act solely on their happiness; their feeling of being in good company and having fun regardless of the circumstances. Is this not what everyone ultimately desires? Good friends, people to share their life with? If you have everything in the world and no one to share it with you are the most miserable person in the world.