|The sidewalk. It is there for you.|
Under normal circumstances, in a typically chill state of mind just riding along, this wouldn't even phase me. Let alone cause me to take a photo. Let alone blog about it. My reaction is information that I feed back into my own critical processes. I don't like the way that my reaction in this particular instance feels.
|Stop looking at your watch. I'll tell you what time it is!|
I had some kind of negative thoughts about situation. Less than nice impulses. Other than positive reactions. So I slowed down, took out the camera, took a few shots, and thought it over. By the time I put the camera away and went around him, I more or less made my mind up. I'm going to take a blog break for a while. Not sure how long, but as part of an overall take-a-step-back-and-regroup type of activity. Because I think a tendency toward impatience and overreaction could partly be related to how much time I've been spending, at work and at home, on the computer. Information overload, super-fast processing, responding to floods of emails (ha ha, work, not the blog) with too little time to reflect. Got to do some work on those things. Got to slow down a little. Take some longer rides without the camera along. Stop and smell some flowers, pet some kittens, take my kids to the museums, hug the loved ones, that stuff. Posting here is lots of fun. That's the main reason I do it. So I'll look at this as taking a pause to go and recharge the fun batteries. Rather than leaving you with Mr. Got To Run In the Bike Lane pictures, though, I'll put the blog on pause with some great flowers I saw on the commute ride home tonight. Take care. Get up. Go ride.
|Flowers for a blog break|