There were so many things about last week that were just plain ominous, complicated, messy. When your brain and your schedule are on hyperdrive, you can process several things that seem to be unconnected, but by Friday they were starting to all blur together. The economy, our community, school funding, the election, my family, student achievement, work, church, all things worth caring a lot about.
Now that it’s Saturday morning, there’s finally a bit of time to reflect. Time to step away from the urgency and pace of a hard week, and do some mental processing. Some folks do this in total quiet and stillness. Some of us, however, need a little activity, a diversion of some kind, a detour off the usual path, in order to do our best thinking. A morning cup of coffee, a bike ride to who-knows-where, taking a few pictures of fall colors, a nap.
Coffee...done. Time now to click in and ride.