Dave built this bike, and blogged about it, and it was a thing of beauty. Then one day he got a cool thing, a little two stroke engine that converts a bike into a moto-bike. And for a while, this bike had a motor. Which was kind of cool, except there was the constant sadness of the lost beautiful simplicity of the bike-that-was.
The motor recently got unbolted, and the one speed is restored to its former humility.
For me, this is a beautiful metaphor. The motor was cool and useful, but it didn't belong on this bike. The right thing to do, was unbolt. Today I am wondering about unbolting. What things have I glued together that maybe need to be unbolted. This photo is my prayer for the day, "Lord help me unbolt"
BTW Dave has a completely different musing, based on this same event.