A lot of times when I start work at midnight I feel tired and irritable. Many times though, by the time morning rolls around and I am released from being property of “the man,” my energies regenerate. At times I enter a sort of walking meditation, probably just because I’m too tired to remember all my petty problems.
So after watching someone smoke crack right in front of the traffic spilling off 90, I rode to the beach to relax. It was funny because I was trying to figure out how to take one of those nerdy hold-your-bike-over-your-head pictures that everyone has, (shut up, you have one) when a random guy offered to take the picture for me. This certainly made things easier.
Lunch time hit and I rode off to a place I’ve never tried before called Urban Vegan on Montrose.
I had a nice lunch all by myself in the restaurant. The tea was the most gingery tea I’ve ever had and I couldn’t suck it down fast enough. Sexy huh? Also got a seaweed soup as a starter.
Check out this yellow curry. It was good but I should have definitely went with the super hot red curry. Next time.
After that I took a really lazy meandering ride around the area and then cruised The Lakefront Path. Oh, look, a bicycle has washed up on the rocks.
“I sit before flowers hoping they will train me in the art of opening up
I stand on mountain tops believing that avalanches will teach me to let go
I know nothing
but I am here to learn.”
“You just like the idea of me. You like the person I present myself under circumstances that I can control. I choose what I say and how I say things. It’s like being attracted to a fictional character in a book. They are scripted and made up. If you think about it, through writings, we all script and make ourselves up. I don’t share the person I become when I am upset. I don’t show you how I look like when I sleep. I don’t tell you about all the times I’ve made someone cry. All the guilty things I’ve done and the bad thoughts I’ve had.” -Han