Ride Your Way Through It

(Sunday, April 6, 2008)

Cycling through the rain, originally uploaded by PhotoA.nl.

Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if at any point between the beginning and the end of his journey he stops moving and does not get off the bicycle he will fall off it. That is a metaphor for the journey through life of any living thing, and I think of any society of living things.

-- William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies

Posted in Posted by Sherwood at 3:24 PM  


  1. Acchorian Says:

    such a poetic moment..thanx

  2. Sherwood Says:

    Nice piece of wisdom to keep in mind during endlessly rainy summer days in Boston. Also applicable to other things :)

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