Today’s Unsorted Top 10 List That, Once Again, is a Bit Too Long

  • Bananas before all they’re good for is banana bread
  • Candied cucumbers, because Russ refuses to employ the phrase “sweet pickles”
  • The bicycle you’re riding today
  • The bicycle you’d like to ride
  • The idea that this list could be of any length or subject, that it could include answers, questions, elisions, instructions—maybe instructions on repairing an abacus so it could calculate the best time to pet a dog that needs to be petted but not all the time and where between the ears a finger or two might be applied to elicit a subverbal response that’s plain to understand
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Engineering, if not engineers
  • Sunsets before they happen
  • Sunrises accompanied by bird song and the thumping of a rabbit against the deck as it scares itself into the next hiding place
  • Independent thought
  • Empathy
  • The semicolon
  • The day you discover English teachers do not hold the keys to meaningful discourse but are paid to show up, grade papers, and measure the distance between who they wanted to be and who they are, and that they are not paid nearly enough to crush their own dreams like grapes, let alone yours
  • The Little Prince
  • What comes next

About 16incheswestofpeoria

Former bicycle mechanic, current peruser of books, feeder of birds.
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2 Responses to Today’s Unsorted Top 10 List That, Once Again, is a Bit Too Long

  1. mitch hull says:

    Hey, are you attending the big classic bike confab in Auburn IN this weekend? I’m pretty sure I’ll be there Sunday. If so, I’d love to get together for lunch or something.

    Mitch Hull, now in Battle Creek


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