In the Moment

by Ruthann Hervey
(Wasilla, Alaska)

An Alaska Trip - pure

An Alaska Trip - pure "Joy"

My whole life is about boxes; I wake in my housebox to the alarming sounds of the 'go to work' bell, shower in the wet box and climb half asleep into my car box for a ride to the work box. Day in and day out the environment of plastic, metal conctrete and steel engulf me and direct me and command me. I am a product of the x-box. Programed existance. Inflated ego's of modern day business. I am trapped and a part, wishing I was not.....and then. There's the bike.

Sitting there. Dead metal still but alive in a strange surreal way. I sit, she breaths to life. And I am off, off into another realm and other place where pavement whips by and smells asail, and the wind whips my hair and face. The sun burns me and the cold freezes me. I am alive, in the moment, connected to it all and my heart is beating in a strong confident way that it never beats in the boxes. This is me, this is who I am - in the moment.

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Sep 05, 2008
Common Ground
by: Ruthann

Thank you girls for your comments, and certainly, use my 'moment' anyway that you wish. We are, in the end, all searching for the same thing; to be truly and completely alive......... I am so glad there are a few gals out there who know the connection that I know. BTW - Just got back from Harley's 105th, and what a thrill. 500,000+ bikes and more women riders than I have ever seen before.

In Alaska we have a saying, you can even find it on one of our most famous bumper stickers.....
Alaskan Girls Kick Ass!
After seeing my friend Sarah Palin on the National Stage I have to agree. Regardless of your politics, thats a gal who is a true Alaskan and knows how to take on the big boys and make THEM squeal! Keep the rubber side down friends, and don't ever let the good ol'boys tell you can't ride, love -Ruthann, Wasilla, Alaska.

Aug 24, 2008
by: Laura

I wish I could have said it like that! You go girl, and to Alaska, fabulous! More power to you and to all us wild women! Ride on!

Aug 16, 2008
can I copy
by: Anonymous

I read this an thought WOW I really love it! it has the statment I share. I would like to have a copy do you mind if I print one out I would like to have as posteercard to put in my motorcycle journal. Keep it up would like to hear more :)

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