My early morning bike rides are getting more difficult.
The sun is rising later, which means I’m leaving in the dark.
The benefit of starting so early is that I get to watch the sunrise.
The downside is that I have to be more cautious of cars, deer and other hazards.
And then there’s the weather.
On Tuesday, I was caught in an unexpected rainstorm that not only left me soaked but also left me questioning why I didn’t look at the radar. When I ride during the day, I ALWAYS check the radar.
Yesterday morning, the fog that rolled in matched my general frustrations: I wanted to clearly see where I was going, but I just couldn’t.
Then I noticed something.
The fog was always just out of reach.
A tree hidden in the fog was completely clear when I actually rode by it, and the drops of moisture on a spider web made it more visible than normal.
And then I realized that trying to get ahead of the fog is impossible, but appreciating the beauty of the moment is essential.
I also realized that I don’t need to chase or escape the fog. Instead, I need to accept the unknown.
Getting such clear insight always makes me smile.
Day 34: Accepting the Fog Day 33: I See the Moon
Day 32: The Stonehenge Scene from This is Spinal Tap
Day 31: Perspective
Day 30: Unlikely Friendships Day 29: Good Samaritans
Day 28: Am I a Man or Am I a Muppet? Day 27: Shadows
Day 26: Bike Riding on Country Roads
Day 25: When Harry Met Sally
Day 24: Hibiscus Day 23: The Ice Cream Truck
Day 22: The Wonderful World of Disney Day 21: Puppy love
Day 20 Personal Theme Songs Day 19: Summer Clouds
Day 18: Bartholomew Cubbin’s Victory
Day 17: A Royal Birth Day 16: Creative Kids
Day 15: The Scent of Honeysuckle Day 14: Clip of Kevin Kline Exploring His Masculinity
Day 13: Random Text Messages from My Daughter Day 12: Round Bales of Hay
Day 11: Water Fountains for Dogs Day 10: The Rainier Beer Motorcycle Commercial
Day 9: Four-Leaf Clovers Day 8: Great Teachers We Still Remember
Day 7: Finding the missing sock Day 6: Children’s books that teach life-long lessons
Day 5: The Perfect Photo at the Perfect Moment Day 4: Jumping in Puddles
Day 3: The Ride Downhill after the Struggle Uphill Day 2: Old Photographs
Day 1: The Martians on Sesame Street