Nothing To See Here

6 03 2009

Word of the week: humdrum.

That pretty much sums up this past week. No trips. No races. No crashes. Working, running, mountain biking, playing with the dogs, and the occasional beer. I suppose that if my week can be summed up by those five descriptors I’m in pretty damn good shape as a human being. Particularly in this day of job-loss, depression, and recession.

Flying solo this Friday.

Flying solo this Friday.

Right now I’m listening to a little Martin Sexton and reflecting on life. Trying to make the most out of every day is very easy and nice to say. But if you’re true to yourself, it’s a very difficult statement to fulfill. I guess it’s something to strive for: outperforming our previous day’s accomplishments. I say just get out there and enjoy yourself. Don’t be lazy, have fun but not at the expense of others, and be midnful of nature.

Better check on the potatoes, I think they’re boiling over. Enjoy your weekend.

One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourself out. Be as I am-a reluctant enthusiast… a part time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it is still there. So get out there and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains. Run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to your body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards. — Ed Abbey




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