"Beauty confronts us with the requirement that we place ourselves among...the redeemers, the leaders in the protection of life. Once you have seen the bush on fire, you are not going to get out of the assignment unless you close your eyes to the beauty.... [You] either have to close your eyes or go back to Egypt and set the people free." - Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, "Rising to the Challenge of Our Times"

Monday, July 10, 2006

new civilizations

This sign was indeed a welcome sight on Saturday when I rode up to the little community of Cohasset, an elevation gain of about 1800 feet over a 10 mile stretch northeast of Chico. I felt welcome at the "Cohasset Country Store," gas station / grocery store / video rental shop where they offered for sale my favorite sports drink "Recharge," sweetened with fruit juice and made by local beverage company Knudsen (note that the K is not silent). They had a nice bench in front of the store on which to sit and drink my Recharge as well.

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