"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, May 04, 2009

A couple more photos from the soggy ride

Heather and I smiling at the deceptively not-rainy start, and Vincent, my Bodhisattva (or patron saint, whichever tradition you fancy) of Bicycle Tires.

(Thanks, Mindy, for the pics.)


hmr said...

This was taken during your first flat. Already raining. The only deceptive thing is your smile.

Emily said...

Hmm. We look so clean from the front. I guess it makes sense that I would be smiling just then, though, because Vince was fixing my tire, and I was also thinking 'at least it didn't go flat on that REALLY big hill.' A last-ditch effort to keep on the sunny side.

I've heard it said that the worst day of fishing is better than the best day at work...yet another reason to be smiling in this picture.