Monday, May 9, 2011

What I think about when I think about cycling

*the bicycle’s history*

~ On the night of my birthday, I was totally tired and off mood for some reason (and I hate being tired/weak, btw). I suddenly decided to get out of my bed, get over my laziness and I headed to the living room where my mom spends most of the day. I kissed her forehead and started the desktop PC, read the news online, then started listening to some random music…

My close siblings came in the living room, laughing their heads off, pointing at something that was coming on the way and then they started singing the birthday song…My brother who’s just returned home for holidays was riding a pink bicycle with pink ribbons in the front…That was absolutely the loveliest birthday gift I have ever got!

~ So yah…I have been obsessed about cycling ever since I got my pink bicycle. I would run into the backyard once am back home everyday just to ride it for a while, and once again before and after dinner…I can’t tell you how amazing it felt for the first time in a long time, the way that I honestly feel like taking moment to celebrate my return to it..

I started writing this after a particularly mind-altering cruise in the garden just behind home yesterday, to remind myself why I run to my bicycle on the days I feel tired, or discouraged, or otherwise might not remember

Picture taken by @AtekaMohd

Oh cycling, I could talk about it for hours, I think. It’s such a cheap (but not always easy!) therapy.

I will say that “The Cave” is one of the best to-get-me-going songs I’ve found , and that keeps playing in my head while cycling because of this line, mostly:

“And I’ll find strength in pain
And I will change my ways”

That’s exactly why I like it. :D

When u fail to understand life and people around you, push ur body into movement, listen to your breath, listen to your spirits(!), it opens up so much emotional healing … And remember that no matter what, you still have control over your life…The voice of you praying with every breath you take, and at night when everyone is asleep will never be forgotten, and is definitely heard :)

The End

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1 comment:

Noor said...

That's so nice of your family, what a wonderful gift!!! I don't know how to ride a bike. I know I know, shocking!

Let me simply say one thing, your spirit is amazing. I absolutely admire you, and I'm being completely honest. I love your attitude towards life, and I think I can learn a lot from you wallah. Thank you...! Mashallah 3alayech, :D