Thursday, March 27, 2014
I think metaphorically...seeing connections and parallels. I have written before of how riding is a lot like a relationship. Again tonight as we rode in sync along River Road...quivers in my lips, yet enjoying the rhythmic movement from side to side, it was obvious how much this is just like our marriage of many years. Riding together...in that moment of synchronicity brings me such pleasure. There is power in the timing of being able to move as one...there are lots of times we are off...he is faster, slower, I am riding my own ride and so is he. Some days it is just about getting places - alone - or together ...but that moment in a ride when you are swaying together and you know you have it..there is not another thing that can replace it. We know each other enough to anticipate moves...He knows I will open the throttle on the way home...usually because I am cold. I know he will roll through a yellow...so I try to keep up as much as I can. We drive each other crazy too...like when he rides with no hands...casually dropping them like they are an encumbrance...and me adjusting my helmet, fixing my hair and iPod are his little peeves. Some rides are common...same roads...same scenery - yet it is finding that moment that makes you smile..the unity in the movement...his profile in the sunset...the barges on the river and the acknowledgement of our vulnerability.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Anticipating balance I am prepared...I feel like I understand on a different level. Tai Chi has taught me much of balance, anticipation and strength. Such the nerd I am...Rhythm and movement, muscles straining, this season I am alive with what ought to be. My knee has surrendered to pain ... my hip has reminded me of decades and yet.. there is something more.. something that has reminded me that in the midst of all, I am in the midst of all. We are all in the midst of all...decades and moments..weeks..and years..tears and mostly smiles...