Copyright © 2010 by Ralph Couey
There's a horizon out there.
On the far side are places I've never been...
Things I've never seen...
People I've never met...
Experiences I've never had.
All day long I ride to that horizon, freed by the knowledge
that I have nowhere to be,
and all the time in the world to get there.
There is no destination because the ride itself is the adventure.
And yet, I am driven by the desire to go there,
The urgency of a finite life in which to explore the infinite universe.
I reach out and touch the world, and the world reaches back.
Riding is a timeless exercise that frees the human spirit to soar, unburdened.
Each day is a lifetime unto itself;
And every morning there is a new horizon out there;
Calling to me...
My soul answers;
And in the fresh light of a new day,
Am I reborn to live again.