“grown up”

I came across a journal entry from when I was in my early 20’s. A friend asked me what I thought “grown up” is. I wrote that my reply was “no matter what you do grown-up is when you actually do the things you are going to do (art projects etc.), when you can care for yourself financially. I guess it’s when you push to realize your dreams.”

Apparently I was on an airplane when I was writing this, because the next line is, “once again folks, be sure you have your seat-belts fastened; we will be going very, very fast.”

and then I wrote about my love of the south west. “one of these days I will get back there,” I wrote. And here I am. And it is as lovely as I remembered it. I must be grown up; I am responsible, I do the things I say I’m going to do and I’m in the process of realizing some dreams and it is exciting.

perspective

the view of the world from a motorcycle is quite different than from inside a car. it’s wonderful. there are no distractions; no radio, nothing to reach for in the passenger seat, nothing rattling around in the back…. attention is focused externally; the cars around you, the road condition, the view, avoiding bugs….

in a car you are isolated and protected. on a bike you feel the air are not totally protected from the heat or the cold even when you are wearing excellent gear. a brisk ride in the morning wakes up your senses, makes you alert.

keys

ah, hard to change my theme since this stupid OS still won’t let me see images.

that’s okay.
I’m going to install something more useful soon.