The consequences are still worth it




















Just like a soldier boy I’ve been out fighting wars the world never knows about
Oh, but I never win them loud
There’s no crowds around for me

-Tim Buckley
~Very few regrets~

6 thoughts on “The consequences are still worth it

  1. I was out cycling today on the Otago Central Rail Trail, which crosses the road at our new front gate. I have not really ridden a bicycle for fifty years, and when we got here a month ago I did not think my knees were up to the task….a few rides later and the knees are beginning to feel much better, I have lost 12 lb in weight, and I can comfortably get to some spots that will present amazing photographic opportunities when the autumn arrives in two or three months! Today I went through two tunnels. They are old railway tunnels, not lit, and riders are asked to dismount and walk. In the middle of the first tunnel, which follows a continuous curve, it is so dark you cannot see your hand in front of your face – walking is a brilliant idea! And then there is a little light, and a minute or two later bright sunlight! My life has been a bit like that! Our Maori people like to say Kia Kaha – Stay Strong ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Steve, I agree with that completely! Of course in the midst of the darkness it is safer to dismount, and this makes the darkness last longer but I can imagine how it must feel seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, metaphorically and otherwise. Thank you for your words of encouragement! In my job I’ve encountered quite a few MAMILs but in Colorado they reach into their 70s and far beyond I’m sure, so there’s plenty of time to discover that whatever IT is, “it’s just like riding a bike.”

      • Agreed, enjoying the change and the feeling that I am getting a little fitter and slimmer, but the risk of ever seeing me in lycra I can safely say is zero ๐Ÿ˜‰

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