New Paths


This pic is a road close to my home, it runs parallel to the railroad tracts. In the “old days” it continued on to the other side of a not so major highway. They chopped several roads off on both sides. It might have to do with too many people driving too close to the tracks. Anyway, I usually walk to here then set my butt on the railing and wait for a train to come by. In this pic one did, you can barely see it through the jungle.

I went on a motorcycle ride with my boyfriend today. It is a big deal since I have not rode on a motorcycle in over 30 years. I had my stroke three years (+) ago. I have been seeing my new hippy dude just over 6 months. He was patient with me while I tried different ways to get on. My stroke affected leg does not lift up high enough. It was just a few inches shy of holding me up high enough on the foot peg to get my good leg over the back. The way that worked was me getting on first, on the lower drivers seat, Β then scootching to the back. I needed help placing the bad leg on the peg….but it stayed on the whole time. I “held” on with my affected hand by placing the balled fist (from the stress of doing something new) close to my boyfriends waist where I should have been hanging on. I alternated my good hand to hanging on mostly to him, but grabbing the backboard while he shifted. I enjoyed the view. I would not trust anyone else to give me a ride.

3 thoughts on “New Paths

    • I am not even a motorcycle riding loving type person, though I do admire cool looking bikes. I was not scared much at all, but I think it is only because it was less scary then having another stroke. I have been thinking too much lately of how I let being scared of things keep me from having fun all my life. I also think of how my life could end at any minute and it would be sad not to do as much as I can.

      • That’s so true, we do let fear hold us back from so much and having something like that happen to you does give you different perspectives on things. Good on you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ You are a survivor, that’s a good starting point for the rest of your life πŸ™‚
        We had bad earthquakes last year and I was home alone when everything smashed around me. We had thousands and it was so scary but I have noticed previous little anxieties I had about different things have just faded away. What’s that saying “You are always braver than you think you are” ?

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