Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lower Keys Ephemera

A single lane street with a cyclist.

It is my misfortune to live on this street with a bunch of really strange people who insist on taking their right of way on foot and by bicycle. It's an odd craving, to be run off the road ad injured by some callous car driver.

I expect these numb nuts imagine that because they are retired white men they have some divine right not to be knocked into oblivion by their impatient, employed neighbors. Right of way has little to do with it as the injury will ultimately all fall on the cyclists. When I ride my motorcycle or bicycle down this street I pull off to allow four wheelers to pass me by in all safety. I value my skin and I know the damage a car will do to the human body.

These pricks don't have the wit to understand the danger they put themselves in, and some of my motoring neighbors drive with no regard at all for the speed limit.

I wonder what this mental deficient thought he was accomplishing by not pulling safely off the right of way and letting me by. Lucky for him I know what a wrecked body looks like and I didn't try to squeeze past his frail old bones.

These youngsters on Big Pine Key stepped smartly out of the way, in a manner that suggests they can teach their elders and betters a thing or two.

On another subject I have difficulty imagining a bingo hall that is smoke free. It seems like an oxymoron.

And then the chickens found in the rear of the Winn Dixie supermarket on Big Pine. these creatures are everywhere these days!

Not just limited to tourist venues in Old Town Key West...

I saw a rich red sunset through the shade in my bedroom, which when I used the flash washed out completely. Very amusing.

Without the flash the sunset washed out.

Oh well, all I can say is it really did look good even through the window!

It's quite the spectacle looking west across the salt ponds. A fuzzy brained cyclist could fall off his bicycle looking at nature's majesty. And that would be too bad.

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RedInkstone said...

During the fact, one does certain things on purpose, following just one's gut sense (nothing more), and at the same time tries to lift the burden of responsibility's weighty sadness, why you were ever there in the first place.

P.S. In economics they talk of positive externalities, so if at least one of them was pulling a most venerable 'out of the closet', to say on the news that we're all equal, human, in our bodies and hearts, yeah I'd say that's also more than worth it. I said to myself at that moment, we're all 'all-in' especially in the new unseen millennium.

I'd take nothing back, whatsoever, but it is sad that we live in a time where the only messages that come across about truth are designed to provoke. I started hearing people yell 'Go David' early on, and for one I didn't want to die in the heat, but second I said to myself let them take that part of me, let it bleed my sweat-- 'The Gator' or 'Mr. Crazy Cancer'-- I was running for Jackie.

I find it is not so important to say directly to another 'I know', if only those around us equally not act so presumptuous. Maybe the person overhearing you does know, perhaps it does affect them.

We cannot be perfect, but we can imagine 'what-if' everyone knew about the wrongs and the mistakes we might make.

The 'laugh' does at least have an expense for those marginalized who are ever only half in on the joke and these are the world's true poor and indigent. To think humor is supposed to represent the *better* part of our nature... What, then, of the worst ?

I either have gone crazy as everyone keeps insisting or we've discovered a wonderful new possible (certainly the key word is 'possible') way of caring for, learning from, and interacting with each other. But you are correct CS, it is still just another day, hopefully a further one, and there is work to be done yet.

Anonymous said...

I hope the redinkstone comment was spam. If not, he definitely fell off his bicycle.

Conchscooter said...

I hope I didn't knock him off his bicycle in an absent minded moment when I was yawning.

bobskoot said...

Mr Conchscooter:

Here in Vancouver, Cyclists & pedestrians have "THE RIGHT OF WAY". everyone else has to pull over and let them pass

in the event of an accident, it will always go in favour of the cyclist/pedestrian . . .

although they could be "dead right"

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Conchscooter said...

Golly. I must be Canadian then. Do I get a provincial medical card?