Rugged

This jumped out at me recently. Not literally, but just the sheer visual impact of it. Raised my camera and snapped off a shot. What a ripper! It looks like something out of a science fiction film just standing there. I can only imagine what it looks – and sounds – like angry.

I cannot say that I love motorbikes. I mean, I enjoyed Easy Rider when I saw that cult film – and a lot of it shot along or near Route 66 – but the only time I’ve ever been on a motorbike it scared the pants off me.

This thing struck me as an example of individuality. A voice raised against the cookie-cutter bean-counter culture of the modern age. Everyone the same, everyone a consumer, everyone a number on a plastic card.

I may not always agree with people’s opinions and preferences, but I am so glad that they have them and share them. Life in a rich bubbling stew of ideas and cultures and minds is what I enjoy.

So, feel free to disagree with or enlighten me. I won’t mind. If I think you are being trolly or nasty, I might not respond, but if you are expressing a genuine opinion, I’ll respect that.

May I never be so far up myself that I think I have everything worked out and have my finger on perfection.

Britni

Image credit: Britni Pepper

Written by Britni Pepper

Britni Pepper has always enjoyed telling stories. About people, places and pleasures. Her schoolmates loved listening to her stories about princesses and pirates and dragons, and once she looked up to find the principal looking on. "No, no, don't stop, Britni," he said. "I want to hear what happens next!" What happened next was university, a job in the travel industry, and a career of travelling the world meeting the most fascinating people. Britni has travelled to thirty of the world's nations and loves making up stories about fascinating people doing interesting things in exotic places. No longer tales about princes and wizards, but her stories are just as much fantasy as ever.

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