Silliness is Golden

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Tue, Jun 20, 2006

Balance

I like biking no-hands--it reminds me of how mysterious the way a bicycle works is. With my hands on the handlebars, I can succumb to the illusion that steering a bike is as linear and rational as driving a car. Let go of them, and the steering is by magic. I need to go left, and there's a little twitch of my hips, a little shift of my balance, and the bike angles off to my left. I don't understand what just happened. It makes me feel powerful and humbled all at once.

I wonder if toddlers feel this way about walking. By the time they're big enough to express such emotions, though, they're too blase to notice.

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