Southwestern University is the home of the Pirates and the Pirate Bike. These bikes are posted all over campus waiting for students to climb aboard and pedal to their destination. The idea is that they will then park the bike where they left off so that it will be available for the next student who needs a lift.
The semester is nearly half finished leaving me stunned by how quickly Daughter #2′s freshman year is going by. Meanwhile, Daughter #1 was recently measured for her graduation robe and mortar board.
Life is a little like those bikes. It feels like just yesterday the first daughter hopped on for her ride and now it is nearly time for her to lay that bike down and let the next person take their turn.
Enjoy your ride, girls. May you thrill at the freedom that comes of choosing your path and propelling yourself forward through your own efforts. As the wind blows through your hair and you pass through the beauty of campus, revel in the joy of these fleeting moments.
When the time arrives to put the bike aside it will be because you are ready to travel by other means to new and wonderful places.
Pirate bikes…my Simple Moment.