Dead of winter as the winds howl I’m still out there searching for you footprints quickly cover forgetting how far I’ve come my hands, no longer feel my breath, stolen my eyes, blinded by this storm my heart, almost empty my will…unbroken
A cold beer ran down my lips, to my chin in a moment I knew would last a lifetime there was a pool table…balls racked ready for a break some girl singing on the radio we both sang a few of the words those we could remember all night we competed best in banter, best in billards, best in brew, but never best in friends that belonged to you
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. – Desmond Tutu
We need positivity and happiness right now. A whole bunch of it. This COVID-19 thing has all of us in a state of emergency. I did one better and declared a personal skate of emergency. One because all the gyms are closed which is driving me nuts and two because I’m usually pretty good with improvising. So, with keeping my social-distance from others, I decided to strap on the rollerblades and head outside for some fresh air. I needed to separate myself from all of it to be honest. I needed a chance to return to the sanctuary of positive thinking. Physical fitness is one way I do that, to clear the mind and reset. It’s a strange time in our lives indeed, but I have full faith that we will get through this. We just need to keep doing our part to stay safe, stay clean, stay protected, and more importantly…stay sane.
Oh, I know there are a lot of you that were probably expecting a 2020 Bike Writer entry, but I think this will do for now. I sold my bike late last year, and whenever the world gets back to normal, I’m definitely first in line for a new one. So, please stay tuned for the return of the Bike Writer real soon.