When I was growing up in New Zealand there was a motorcycle advertisement that used to be played a lot on the radio. It was before the days of compulsory helmets for motorbikes and bicycles. I can still remember the tune so clearly and the feeling which it used to evoke. And if you don’t know what it’s like to take a cycle some place, in your own time, with the wind in your face, it’s a great shame.
One of my unalloyed joys while living in India is that one still has a choice as to whether one wears the head gear or not. Most of us choose the latter. Laws do in fact state that helmets are compulsory here but when I step out onto the street I am lucky if I count the helmets I see on one hand! This is India after all. One seldom rides above 40 ks an hour on a good run and hey, my wheels are powered by a whole 50 ccs!
We all have certain things that just instantly make us happy. Simple and innocent joys are the evanescence of our lives. Give yourself a buzz from the little things which are still free and accessible, they will keep the blood pulsing through your veins and a lightness in your heart. Why leave life to happen until it is all a bit too late?
Do you know what it’s like to feel the wind in your hair as you glide between avenues of trees and pass by silent temples in the stillness of the predawn hours…? The cool breeze will stroke your face as you pass down the leafy green aisle. The ancient whispering ones are like pillars they will share this magic moment with you. If you open your heart you will be able to fly. It’s never too late.
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