I’ve been biking to and from my bartending job these days. Enjoying my last days. On my ride home, it’s dark and often very quiet. The moon is bright and the stars are very clear — no light pollution here! — and the trees in the neighborhood frame this gorgeous night sky. It’s quiet.
After the hustle and bustle of being behind the bar, biking home is a reward. My legs working as I pedal full speed past dark homes and parked cars and empty yards, rarely a soul in sight. I feel completely in the moment, present to the sights, sounds, and smells around me.
The soundtrack to my night time biking is Jamie Xx’s In Colour. There’s something about listening to this album while traveling in the dark. To me it syncs with my heart beat and evolves tranquilly with my surroundings. I am. So hum. So hum. So hum.
I’m looking forward to my trip. To seeing new places, new faces. To experiencing new things through sound, taste, rhythm, touch. I’m looking forward to when M gets back from his contract job, to giving him a big kiss and hug. But right now, I feel blissful and alive to be here, right now.
Image credit: Mark Unrau