A really nice day here--good for floating on the raft, listening to music, watching the sun go down and the full moon rise.
I have thought a lot about E.'s family today. His funeral is on Friday. The driver was a 21 year old woman. It wasn't her fault. But she will no doubt be affected terribly by this too.
I stopped cycling several years ago. I used to do some serious rides--30 miles at a clip, a few centuries--and all with others in a pace line. The traffic was just starting to get crazy.
On a noon time ride I was hit in the back of the head with a bottle thrown by a teenaged boy. We chased the truck down as it went through neighborhoods. He dropped off his girlfriend and sped off. But a group of us knocked on her door, asked for his name and number, got it, and I called to tell the little shit that he had assaulted me. I talked to his dad and said that I would not press charges. The kid had his truck taken away for a week. My father would have taken it away for good and made me walk. But those were different times.
Not long after this I quit riding. Each of us had some kind of incident. Several resulted in broken bones. The price just got too high. Now it is a case of taking your life in your hands riding on the roads here.
So I do most of my exercising in the gym, with the rowing team, and on the boat. Tonight we limbered up by danced on the boat to some old Chuck Berry tunes. There was a lot of dancing on boats this weekend. Young women dancing on the bow to rap music, most of it about "ho's and bitches". Squirting booze down their throats with turkey basters. Who comes up with this stuff? Give them ten years and they will be in the rooms if they're lucky.
After the "gin and juice" crowd left, we had canned ravioli and a salad because our gas regulator broke on the stove. And when the moon rose we hung the camp shower and took a fresh water shower. That felt so good after all the sun and salt water on our bodies.
Now it is almost time to go to sleep. The moonlight is shining on the water turning it to liquid silver. Maybe the moon is mooning you as well. Sweet dreams.