Monthly Archives: August 2014

Small Hands

Soundtrack: The National – Boxer (Album)

I look at these small hands
brilliant hands
hands I thought were big until I
compared –
put them up against the big black sky
forgetting why
I was here.
These small hands
write their way off the page
bleeding rage
sometimes flowers.
Let’s find common ground
inside this black inkwell
with our small hands
holding fast
forgetting why..

M.

Baby, let’s be explorers.

Relief

After a week of 28+ temperatures it was really great to wake up to rain this morning. We’ve had some fires sneak up on us in the Lake Melville area and it’s pretty scary with the heat, lightning, and wind changes. And the smoke is so thick and heavy it made everything feel pretty eery.

On a brighter note, it’s Sunday and today is my creative day. About to start a template or two for this year’s Christmas cards. I know. I woke up in the Christmas spirit for some reason.

Here’s a few snaps from some recent endeavours. I might edit this post later if I concoct a card worthy enough for sharing ๐Ÿ˜›

M.

Hitting 400

A year ago I never thought I would be here.

Yesterday, after a 12km night ride under the moon, I surpassed the 400km mark on my Avro. When I got home and marked my nightly adventure on my calendar I realized I’d hit 409km. That made me sooooo happy.

A year ago I struggled to get 2km on my old beater bike. Not that it had much to do with the bike, really. It had a lot to do with me not trying hard enough, not forcing through the hurt, not pacing, not taking breaks, not giving it my all. Moving over the 400km line makes me immensely proud. That’s like… cycling to Port Hope Simpson from here. That’s pretty amazeballs.

Goose Bay probably has another solid 3.5 months before the snow starts to arrive in an amount that would impede biking, so I’m hoping for another 300km yet. That would be great. I think that’s pretty attainable at the rate that I’m going now. I really hope nothing happens toย stopย this progress.

My throat is healing well, so well that I cracked a bottle of Stella tonight after my bike ride. It’s going down nicely ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s a few photos from the time I’ve missed on here, since August 2.

As always,

M.