Tuesday, June 18, 2013
In the city these days, you won't find a bike left unattended without some huge lock wrapped around it. Of course, bicycles are more specialized, more elaborate and a great deal more expensive too. Out this way, it's fun to see life hasn't changed an awful lot. Bikes are still left littered across country lawns. Left for days where kids spill them. I was forever leaving that silver-fendered JC Higgins scattered about the neighborhood. Heck, I even left it deep in the cemetery one night, after an afternoon of catching frogs at one of its ponds. I located it the next morning but not without some serious backtracking of my yesterday.
Were the spirits at play?
After all, bike riding, for me, was always a spiritual undertaking anyway.