Biking

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he does’t know what freedom means – the abstract feeling of being free. Only a few know what that is, hence, most people have no idea the kind of imprisonment they live in. That’s not his case. He has the knowledge of it, he just can’t find a way to unbind himself. So, he bikes to work everyday. It unwinds his mind, while getting him ready to face his pathetic life. He lives in Los Angeles, a city where finding a form of unwinding should be mandatory. The moment you walk through the city’s gate, a big sign should be posted, “Danger! You might loose your mind beyond this point”. The ritual of going through traffic everyday is excruciating, plus the obnoxiousness of people trying to be something they will never be frightens him. Venice Boulevard makes the way as he cruises on his bike, giving him a rational illusion of the so called freedom.

[Teenager Morning Anger] is his favorite 90’s Rock playlist. It sets the mood for the journey, helping with the road’s hurdles.  Nothing more symbolic than the 90’s to release one’s anger . It is not easy to bike through drivers wanting to run you over simply because their frustration needs a reason to exist. He tries to be compassionate, but when his life gets in danger, he just flip a bird. With his hand high in the blue sky, he doesn’t looking back – and how good is that. But today something is different. Going through the extence music library, he chooses the uplifting [Pop that Heart]. In each pedal strike, he smiles a bit more. It’s not just the endorphins of a sunny day, he is in LA where everyday is the same. He doesn’t even look at the cars and their drivers, he doesn’t notice what it’s in front of him, the stress passes through his bike without hitting on him. He simply smiles without a reason, and even sings along with the bubbly song. There’s nothing without a reason though.

He’s never been much of a romantic person, even though he always cries in romantic movies. One of those incredible contradictions that forms an authentic personality. “and everything went from wrong to right” says the song, and now he understands. He has been seeing this guy for quite a while, and it has been good for him. Lonely people often don’t understand the necessity of sharing their solitude. They want all for themselves. There’s absolutely no expectations for him. Today, unnoticed for a moment, he chooses to see the world differently. He chooses to love. No fear of being heartbroken, he embraces his way for something unexpected. With his bike, he feels free.

Protection

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I’m her little boy, always by her side wherever she goes. I’m proud when I’m with her, a little soldier guarding his queen. She protects my dreams, sending away my nightmares. She teaches me how to love, the unconditional bound a mother and her child shares. Lessons with no words. She pushes me to be better, more grounded, less dreamy when I just want to fly endlessly. I wish I could teach her how to be free. But she must stay where she is, reigning over my heart. Far away, the little boy who refuses to grow up knows he is safe. She is always there to hold his hand wherever he goes.