I wish I had a picture to share with you. Instead you’ll have to settle for my words.
So there I was pulling 18mph, pleasant afternoon ride. Between Tukwila and Kent on my evening commute. I am listening to my iPod (no scolding please) and the track “Leaving Port” from the soundtrack of Titanic comes one. Just then a barn swallow flys along my left side and starts pacing me. Then ever so slowly and with grace and precision it glides right in front of me. There it hovers, right between the horns of my handle bars and 2-3″ above them. It just hovers there while we are both doing 18 mph. Beating his wings on occasion as if he didn’t really need to. This went on for what seems like forever, in reality it was closer to a full 40 seconds. It was as if it was leading me somewhere. In a sense it did lead me to some where. A very cool peaceful place. Let me tell you, with that music and that bird, every problem at the end of the day just went away. It was just one of those moments that words can not do justice, I had to try.
It was such a tranquil moment. So tranquil, had it had been a movie, it would have been at that point where the huge Mack Truck comes out of nowhere blaring it’s horn and takes me out.