Living simply to me means that you try to edit out all the unnecessary stuff and habits that do not help you, and instead feed your soul with clean air, exercise and take the time to view and appreciate the beauty of the earth.
In riding, I “live simply”.
I embrace the changing heat or cold. I observe the moving clouds and light. This is what occupies me when I ride – what I see around me and the unfolding changes as the earth turns its predictable rotation.
There is virtually no limit to what I can see or do on my motorcycle.
Yesterday the highlight of my ride was passing a homestead filled with billy goats in the front yard. These are inquisitive animals, prone to bad behavior when there is a lack of sufficient stimulation. Thus, the home owner had their yard filled with playskool children’s jungle gyms – able to provide hours of entertainment for an animal as intelligent as a first grader.
The thought of a white billy sliding down a yellow plastic slide, on its belly, with its characteristic beard billowing in the wind delights my imagination. It helps me remember today’s mantra – Live Simply so that Others can Simply Live.