Sunday, July 4, 2010

A House Is Not A Shoe

ALOHA, Friend

Thank You for Stopping By

Click on the glare of glory!
Summer in Oahu

"Government is too big and too important
to be left to the politicians."

- Chester Bowles

Roller Girls!

"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour.

Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.

THAT'S relativity."

Albert Einstein

A house is not a home

a new shoe is not yet your shoe

except in the crudest sense of ownership.

A saddle, leather jacket,

or pair of gloves

are not working properly until they are broken in.

And I won't even speak of a marriage!

I have been reflecting on all this as I break in my scooter.

Metal parts are becoming an engine (community)

based on their experience of the road, of life;

which means based on how I treat them.

Opening the throttle no more than a third,

constantly varying my revs,

no passenger, hill climbing, or big highway.

Her voice was disappointingly nasal at first,

more like a lawn mower than a motorcycle,

but as we go along her voice has "broke"

and a throatier sound is emerging.

As I roll gently on

and off the throttle

I understand that I am tempering steel,

I am surfacing it,

and polishing that surface.

Talking to a bike is always indicated.

I find I'm rejuvenated!

So much fun on two wheels with Zen concentration.

I love my denim jacket,


I love it all.

Zoom zoom! Beep Beep!

Thanks for coming by today!

ALOHA, cloudia