Saturday, July 31, 2010

summer nights

On summer nights, after the sun has surrendered its place in the sky to the other stars and it begins to cool; I find myself wishing for a motorcycle. Something to climb aboard and circle Fort Worth on and around 820. Foolhardy maybe, especially on weekend nights. Nights that are filled with people who are likely to be imbibing and children turned loose by fretful parents and busting out with emotions of liberating exuberance, and are dangerous behind the wheel. Despite all this, I can feel this wistfulness in me. A flick of the wrist and I, like a teenager, wish to feel, once again, the liberating emotions of freedom. Maybe just a jeep, then.

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July and fireworks

There's a group of young people who I like to ride bikes with. They're not what anyone would call hardcore bikers. I'm not a hardcore biker. Riding a bicycle, for me, is a relaxing form of enjoyment. I'm not into spandex or emulating someone by putting on a colorful costume of sorts. Because we all have our jobs, it's necessary to meet up and ride in the evening time. Our fitness ride is generally around twenty miles in length, along a river's side. There's a trail, constructed by the city, in which I live, that runs along its length. Its flat and flat-out fun.
Last night we met up to ride downtown to view the fireworks. The greatest part of the joy of that, is just getting there. We ascended a parking garage in the hopes of getting an unobstructed view of the show. While we waited, there was a youthful charge in the air, with all the people in eager expectation of the fireworks. Standing on the top floor of the garage, overlooking the streets, I watched the traffic in an unbroken stream of cars passing below. It felt almost like Christmas, what with the illumination of their tail lights and the mad rush of people trying to get somewhere, somewhat unsuccessfully. I enjoyed it immensely. I hope all is well with you.
Get out and ride a bike. Enjoy your life now, for now is all we have. If there are things happening that overshadow your life in a negative way, try to slice out the little moments of enjoyment and savor those.
Peace and love.