Trust in my HeART

Raw from the Road, June 7, 2016

Trust in my HeART

AFOOT and light-hearted I take to the open
road!
Healthy, free, the world before me!
The long brown path before me, leading wherever
I choose!

Walt Whitman (Poem of the Road)

 

Trev_Rob_BikeTrev Pelzer, trusted friend, avid motorcyclist.

I’ve been writing about things that give me an adrenaline rush, like motorcycles.

There are other things that give me a thrill too, like writing these emails and sharing parts of me that I wouldn’t otherwise put “out there” or expose.

Sometimes, it feels less safe to write these emails than to be riding on a motorcycle on the curves of the canyons of California!

That reminds me.

I have a very good friend who is an avid motorcycle rider and have asked him a myriad of times to take me on a ride and he has.

Are you noticing a theme here?

I loved donning my red leather gloves and motorcycle jacket, a purchase before a gig near Bleecker St. in NYC. I was ready for the road!

On one of our rides, we rode through the canyons of Malibu and the curves and turns were so smooth, I had to fight to stay awake.

Now that’s trust.

I felt so safe on the back of that motorcycle; a sweet surrender to the rhythm of the road, not to mention the backdrop of the mountain and blue sky.

These days I still live vicariously as a passenger through those who actually ride motorcycles, but it’s been a long time since I’ve had a ride.

But I get to be the driver when I’m creating designs made with a piece of the very thing that hugged that road and danced on its dangerous curves.  In some way, we are one.

With every tread and color I choose, I am on an adventure, always excited to see what new design the combination will create.

I hope to someday get back on a motorcycle as a passenger, let go of my worries and fears (**and keep my shirt on!).

This is an incredible adventure creating this new work and wondering if I can incite that thrill and excitement through design, material and color.

Whether you ride a motorcycle or not, there is a ton of adventure out there, in there and everywhere.

It is my goal to connect you, or reconnect you with that wonder, that thrill in the best (and safest) way I know how.

I hope I can.

As always, be gentle with yourself.

Be Brave, Be Strong, Be YOU!

Robbie
**(see last blog post ‘Naked & Deep’ for reference)

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