Odometer

by Old Bone Machine

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The great Irish poet and Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney, died this week. I read some tributes to him in the newspapers and the following quote spoke to me.

Is there life before death? That’s chalked up
In Ballymurphy. Competence with pain,
Coherent miseries, a bite and a sup,
We hug our little destiny again.

“Whatever You Say, Say Nothing”, line 57, from North (1975).

In a response of sorts, I rode for 130 kilometres on country roads and forest trails. And the early spring sun delighted me.

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September and the odometer reads 7,699 kilometres. My goal for the year is to ride (and run) 12,000 kilometres.

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