On knitting, books, food, and other philosophical questions
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I was proud of myself for biking both to and from work yesterday (12.25 miles each way). It had been a couple months since I was last on the bike, and I hadn't realized how much I missed it until I got on it this morning. I get such a different sense of my own neighborhood when I bike through it. I also love to watch the seasons progress in the different areas I pass through on my way to work. Sometimes I try to count how many different kinds of birds I see on my ride, but today I got distracted after the redwinged blackbird and the mockingbird (who made the sounds of about 6 different birds as I rode past). I was a bit out of shape, so the trip took me longer than usual, but I got as much exercise as if I spent 2 hours in the gym, and I didn't have to take out any extra time to do it!
I read voraciously. I meditate (zen, knitting, camping, canoeing, daydreaming--all forms of meditation in my opinion). I have a long list of places I'd like to see and languages I'd like to learn (currently working on Hindi). I try to make the world a better place.