– Late October 2007 –
One day Parvin drives me up to 9000 feet high Onion Valley and on the wildest ride I ever took I coast down the 6000 feet elevation drop to Independence on my bike without moving a muscle. I was deaf for a while from the hiss in my ears from the blistering speed. It’s something I would have frowned on and considered stupid only a short while ago. Nowadays I praise every day on which I manage to change my mind about something. Opinions are just the ballast we carry around, our armor that we hope would shield our poor egos; opinions that prevents us to be as crazy as Nature may have made us. Like my old friend Kabir, I sometimes envy the lucky idiots who knew this all along?
Klaus Joshua Tree Oct. 26. 2007