LIFE AT 5 MILES PER HOUR
Ed Yourdon via Foter.com/cc BY-NC-SA
On Wednesday last week
Riding my bike
I swept through Prospect Park.
Lo and behold, I had created
My task was to pedal and center
And to keep my thoughts in the here and now…
Once done, I entered the realm
Of mindfulness at 5 miles per hour…Pow!
--A kind of take-out-breakfast-delight.
Bliss enveloped me
And then left, once thoughts of
Projects-to-be-completed cluttered my brain…
Steady, Linda. Come back to focus.
In the long meadow dogs ran free - off their leash
While their guardians chatted in “capisci”
(Italian word for understand)
The awesome trees spoke
With their transfer of oxygen
To my sensibility and “being.”
The experience was fun
As I rode under the sun
…The park before coffee.
As I simplified my brain
Thoughts of beauty and infinite variety
Made their refrain…
Now I can add “bicycling mindfulness”
To my repertoire of
Meditations: on the subway, in my chair,
On a cushion…
Now, on my bike…
I’ll speak to you on October 24th…
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