Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pursuing Jesus and Other Important Shit

I have a bike. It's a sweet little number; a Trek 500 worth about five hundred smackers. I've been commuting to work, back and forth like a metronome. The ride to work is fast and strenuous with my back soaked with loads of my Godly, smelly sweat. The ride home is a glorious, post midnight, trek with myself and the drunks. It's a calm, slow and steady peddled four mile journey to Weather Ridge road; clear light blinking in the front warning others of the immediate danger, red lights blinking in the back giving the drunks a one in three shot of taking out their target.

It's these twenty minute rides that help bring some perspective to my feeble, vaporesque life. I find myself asking questions like: what's the point? What's the point of reading countless articles about the Obama administration's lack of understanding international politics? What's the point of love?

Tomorrow is my last day at Hams and everyone is asking me what I'm going to do now. What's my future look like? Why am I balding? Why's there a hole in your shirt?

When you're riding a bike you can put your head down between your arms and hear the sweet sound of the chain connecting with 20 mile per hour efficiency; a slow hum that reminds you why you're doing what you're doing. It's a sound that you could only understand the emotions behind if heard. It brings my head back to Earth. Simplicity.

I don't bike to work to save the Earth; the Earth doesn't need saving and I'm incapable of doing any saving of something so big, something that God controls. I bike to work to hear that sound; a sound that is only beaten by the whisper of a loved one in the ear.

I haven't read the Bible in a couple months...but I did quote it in an interview I had yesterday. I quote the Bible in every interview I have with every important hiring manager thinking about hiring me. Yesterday I quoted my favorite scripture from Proverbs. It's mad legit and never ceases to amaze me. He asked me what my favorite animal is and I said the Lion...because...

"There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing: a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing; a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king with his army around him."

Who retreats before nothing. What are you retreating from right now? What is it that you're afraid of? Goodness. To be in such a place emotionally where you retreat from nothing. Not out of pride per say but rather out of a conviction that what you're pursuing is right...and just.

So...what is right and just? Get on my bike for a minute and I'll show you. love. war.

Things to think about:
-A six pack of Yuengling and a pack of camel 99's.
-Your best friend and the reasons you love them.
-The 2012 presidential race.
-"God damn" isn't as bad as people think it is.
-I didn't brush me teeth at all today.

Things to watch:
I pray my daughter is this awesome
They should still be able to advertise
Wish he was still alive