Saturday, October 30, 2010

A thing of beauty


There I am on a break from my ride, on a gorgeous autumn day.

In that photo I can't see my age, my weight, my creaky joints, my failure to make my bed every morning, my retirement account, my procrastination, my worries about Alzheimer's, my frustration with the state of higher education at the hands of legislators in The Great State of You Are Not the Boss of Me, my disgust with the political system above the level of neighborhood association, the dirty dishes in my sink, or the sad fact that my dogs refuse to be fully house trained.

I just see me, having a good morning on the bike. Am I not beautiful?

19 comments:

  1. Yes. You are beee YOU tilful.

    And I wish I were right there by your side.

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  2. Wish you were here, too grrprr! So glad we found each other again on FB!

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  3. Looking good! Nice to see you in action!

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  4. agreed.

    and I don't like to hear that you've been worrying a lot.

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  5. Truly, beautiful. We all need to recognize this in ourselves, too!

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  6. Except that you wrote this, it could be me. Similar concerns, but a lovely ride yesterday morning through some of the city's old money neighborhoods, put those concerns somewhere else. Oh and I prefer handsome to beautiful.

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  7. Thank you all! You are beautiful, too. :-)

    Except for Les. He's handsome. :-D

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  8. Yes! Here's the bikes and hikes and pleasures that make up REAL life!

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  9. You are indeed. A happy photo. These joys are a great anodyne for the things that trouble us.

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  10. Very beautiful indeed. Sometimes it's good to remind ourselves and everyone else, isn't it.

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  11. Lynn, Jodi, and Ryan--it is indeed good to savor these kinds of moments.

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  12. You are beautiful, Susan;-) Those are the kinds of photos that make me feel beautiful too. Well said!

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  13. Yo, Mama, you're looking beautimous indeed!

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  14. We all need those moments when the mind empties out and we experience bliss - until it fills up again of course but let's forget about that!

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