This evening I watched a Steven Spielberg directed movie, "Empire of the Sun." Nobody tells a story as good as Spielberg. This film follows Jim, a young pampered 10 year old boy who is separated from his parents at the beginning of WW2. "Jim" shows that he has an unconquerable spirit in the way he endures five years in a Japanese internment camp.
Spielberg gives us insight into the suffering of people under tyrannical Japanese military rule. And we are there when Jim finds his parents at war's end in a relocation center. Jim and his parents hardly recognize each other. Oh how my tears flowed at that scene!
My electric bicycle went into the shop for repairs this week. The bike needed a new rear tire. Also, the connector to the battery needed replacement.
It was during my bike's time in the shop that I realized how much I love to ride that bike. Much more than I enjoy driving my car!
Driving my bike is much more convenient than driving my little Honda FIT car. My electric bike zips all over the City of La Mesa. I really missed my bike while it was in the repair shop!
Aging and balance
Slowly but surely, my body is losing the ability to balance easily with my bike. Even the act of putting my leg over the bike during mounting is becoming unsteady.
I hate this physical decline. In fact, I dread it. Exercise specifically to enhance balance for seniors helps some. But not much.
One thing that I found out for sure. I should NOT walk while wearing my eyeglasses. In fact, I would go so far to state that it is dangerous for me to walk while wearing my eyeglasses.