pears and transitions

one of my favourite eddie izzard routines is that of the bowl of pears which sit rock hard for weeks, then as soon as you’ve left the room, turn to mush. the transition is momentary but critical.

and so it was with my boys this weekend. in the sunny october weather we took to the hills of purbeck on our mountain bikes, workingmum, workingdad and two boys. we’d opted for a challenging ride, lots of off-road , much of it up hill.

it was at the top of the first hill when i realised what had happened. from years of us at the front, motivating the boys to keep going, things had suddenly changed. they were speeding up the hill, leaving us trailing behind. the transition. from boys to men (well young men). nothing will ever be the same. i’m so proud of them.

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  1. i couldn’t upload a video to myspace either. but the one i was able to upload to youtube screwed up the sound. Click

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