Monday, August 13, 2007

Monday, 13 August 2007 - Bicycle as metaphor

Dear God:

Today, I am thankful for the bicycle as metaphor for life's journey.

Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if at any point between the beginning and the end of his journey he stops moving and does not get off the bicycle he will fall off it. That is a metaphor for the journey through life of any living thing, and I think of any society of living things.
~William Golding

I hope that, as he regains his physical and mental abilities, Tom will get back on his bicycle (we noted the stationary models in the PT room at the hospital).

According to S, Tom was a very strong rider - more like a Jan Ulrich diesel engine than a Lance Armstrong who dances on the pedals. S and Tom's other riding buddies are ready ... they're just waiting for Tom to say, "let's go!"

For this blessing, I am grateful.


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