Zen and the art of Motorcycle cleaning…

Since my last blog entry, I had a traumatic turn of events. My two sons in Highschool (Secondary…/?) returned home with their first term school reports…   I really need to tell them this is not the place to play “How low can you go…”

I see images of them standing at the main road crossing with cardboard signs, begging…

It is really, really traumatic…  They could even become teachers… (don’t tell my wife I said so, please…)

So I decided to turn all the angst into action. I drove the BMW outside, and started giving it the best wash it has ever had…

There is some therapeutic value in washing a motorcycle before the next Ride… It is the one terrain in life where you actually get to see a difference after a few hours of hard work. Pastors don’t get to see that so often! Parents obviously not, either.

So, my motorcycle is clean, and begging for a ride. Why not?

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Thank you Robert M Pirsig for the great title I could beg/borrow/steal from you!

6 thoughts on “Zen and the art of Motorcycle cleaning…

  1. Ek pak kaste reg. Alfabeties numeries word die kos van groot na klein ook uiteengesit. Dan word die Jik-water aangemaak en word alles afgeskrop. Eers dan begin die zen op ‘n manier posvat

    Aaag Ruiter – daardie punt maak nie jou seunskinners wie en wat hulle is nie. Een van my vriende is op die naat van sy nersderm deur matriek en tog is hy ‘n ongelooflike vooruitstrewende sakeman vandag.

    Ek is blessed beyond reason met my Engelkind. Sonder dat ek vra of opcheck bring sy haar akademie balkie by die huis aan en bars hierdie mamma uit haar nate, want dit is regtig alles haar eie harde werk.

    Keep the chin up – ek het vanaand ‘n los R10 vir die een karwag gegee…. = )

  2. Eerstens – as ek ook so beswaard raak is dit vir my die beste terapie om my huis van hoek tot kant skoon te maak. Tweedens – die outjies wat saam met my op skool was en die swakste punte gekry het, is vandag almal in suksesvolle posisies. van die slimmes “bum” rond. Daar is nog (BAIE) hoop vir jou seuns 🙂

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