Sunday, October 07, 2007

Looking Through the Curve

It took them three days to say it, but the real secret to riding a motorcycle, apparently, is to turn your head and look in the direction you want to go. Your bike will follow.

And really, isn't that the key to life?

Calendars full of days fly past. Recognized moments stream out of mind, blurred by habit and repetition. But the Universe or God or Karma throws up curves in your path. Forks in the road. Debris.

You can, I suppose, overcome these obstacles, but it usually requires action. You must look ahead, see where you want to go, make adjustments and then go. Sometimes you slow down. Sometimes you speed up. Some times you swerve. Sometimes you barrel through. But always, always keep your eyes up and look at where you want to go.

I passed the test, by the way. I'm street legal.

3 comments:

  1. Now you need to get your copies of, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Guevara's The Motorcycle Diaries, and Mi Moto Fidel.

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  2. Blast it. Inog stole my comment. Well, about the Zen book anyway, I haven't heard of the others... do they actually exist?

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  3. Helly, yes. I was actually quite impressed with the cinematic version of the Motorcycle Diaries as well. The cinematography was amazing. Then again, so is the terrain...

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Be compelling.

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