In response to Cardinal’s Changing Seasons challenge.

I thought I’d never go out in November. And I didn’t go out. I rode a bike. That was my third attempt at the bike after fifteen years. It went poorly, and I don’t get farther than two kilometres. Then I collapse, catching for breath and fending off a heart attack. Obviously, yoga doesn’t prepare you for aerobic activities.

I deeply regretted venturing out. I nearly killed myself. I’m suicidal, perfectly normal, but dying while biking isn’t my preferred way to go. I also had the bad idea of revisiting my childhood woods. Apparently, they’ve been abandoned ages ago, so I was drowning in swamps and fighting through wild vegetation. Next time I’ll bring my machete.

Except there will be no next time. Even if I’m alive to see December, I’m not fucking crazy enough to go bike riding in December. And since I live in the middle of nowhere with little to no public transport, and since I’m not a car owner, and since I hate walking (apart from everything else), I don’t think there will be an opportunity to shoot changing seasons. Maybe from the window. As I said in October, I’m not going out the next month.

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Posted by Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

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  1. Nice photos Mara, and I’m sure you’ll be out and about soon. πŸ‘πŸ»

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    1. Thank you! I’m not so sure if I’ll be out in December, at least not voluntarily πŸ˜‰

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  2. Loved the photos of your journey and the captions. Your “bitter tears” visual was wonderful, Mara. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate it! The rain drops on the leaf was my favourite photo too, if I may have a favourite photo of my own πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes, you may. I certainly have my favorites. I especially favor the ones where I think, “Did I really take that!” Ha ha! πŸ™‚

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        1. My thoughts exactly! When I uploaded my favourite photo from the camera on the computer, I thought, wow, I took this…

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          1. ❀ πŸ™‚

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  3. Despite your challenges and struggles, you managed a marvellous shoot!

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    1. Thank you! I’m not sure how I did that, probably by sheer luck πŸ™‚

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          1. O ye of little faith!

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  4. Hehe. Dying while biking is probably my preferred way to go.
    Maybe dying while biking and fighting with a machete?
    I’m fucking crazy enough to go bike riding in December too! πŸ˜€

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    1. I can totally visualise you riding a bike through December snow and wielding a machete. Fierce. You might also want to add a Viking shield. And enhance your helmet with some horns.

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