the stinging kiss of cold rain – how I've missed you

Toronto, 2014.10.29

Had my first taste of a late autumn, low temperature stinging rain tonight. The stinging kiss of cold rain; how I've missed you. I mean, I missed the best bits of Autumn cycling - the best of the year's cycling - thanks to accident wiping out my bike. But I have to admit, this new bike is a substantial improvement.

I feel a change coming on. Don't know what it is yet, but it's there.

Three reasons to be thankful:

  1. The trip home on my new bikes was particularly good; I think I've managed to obtain an even better bike than the one I rode in Tokyo.
  2. Once again, the lift bridge over the Don at Cherry street was up; one of these days I'm going to jump it while it's descending.
  3. Someone quite senior to me - who I've scarcely - met generously agreed to help me, today, with something that mattered. As it happens, I'd agreed to help someone quite junior.

rand()m quote

(In which I leave the final word to someone else.)

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.

-Vincent Van Gogh