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August 3, 2009

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Had a crappy day at work. There are reasons within reasons.
My own mood had a lot to do with it. You can know that and
it still doesn't make much of a difference. But riding home and
seeing a woman on a bicycle with a live white bird with wings
outspread perched on her handlebars does take the edge off--
until she chastises you for riding too close even when you're not.
Then surprise errands to run in the heat, up and down a steep hill
when all your legs want is rest. What does help in the end is seeing
something like this while racing to beat last FedEx pickup. Routine
is such a powerful force--it's what sent the apple to Newton's head....
But aberrations such as this tear the veil to reveal fresh possibilities.