Life Lesson in a Medal, But Not The One You’d Think, Alps to Ocean Virtual Bike Ride, April & May 2020
Fit To Ride & Photography & Thoughts
Awareness of the outside world. I was almost sociable. Gasp. Clutch pearls. Had plans yesterday to walk with a friend. My first social event since March. Person had unavoidable, last-minute work commitment. Non-bubble encounters have been mostly brief ones with store, doc, or husband’s co-workers. Weird.
I want you to envision a bucolic yet athletic image of my bicycle resting against a tree, medal draped artfully over the handlebars. You know what’s hard? Getting a big thing, such as a bicycle, in focus at the same time as a small thing, such as a medal.
No problem. I’ll reshoot and use the photo as a second post. Found a lovely spot.
I want you to imagine a bicycle resting against a scenic, rustic, wooden fence. In the distance, a shaded pathway leads through a patch of woods. Close at hand, the medal is draped artfully over the handlebars.
Yeah, because it makes sense to add a third element to the focus equation when I couldn’t handle the first two.
Don’t invite unnecessary complications. Do what is needful and move on. That seems to be my life lesson lately. The upcoming Saturday & Sunday posts have a similar message.
Does my standard hay bale background work? Yes. Do I need a more elaborate photo? No. Do I want that beautiful, technically perfect image that could double as a bike advertisement? Of course. Could I achieve a decent approximation if I devoted the time & effort? Yes … well, maybe. Is chasing that image the best use of my life energy at this moment? No. Good to go. Onwards.
Stay safe. Stay sane.