“I used to have 27 inch handles, but I tore my rotator cuff and I can’t put my arm that high anymore.” I told him it’s a really cool bike. He said, “Some f*#@ers stole my old bike, but I like this one more.” For Kenny, this was his way of ‘looking on the bright side’ after his bike was stolen. Oftentimes, we are just looking for something that will make us feel better. A new or better bike, a change of scenery, a fresh perspective on life and existence.
My interaction with Kenny was refreshing. His kindness was refreshing. His willingness to share a few minutes of life with me was refreshing. Our interaction caused me to reflect on the reality of how much we were created to know each other, and be known. Many of us will never experience a new of seeing things because we fight being known or truly knowing, because when someone’s life or experience becomes offensive to us, we shut off and stop appreciating their life, and in that moment, we feel superior. I’m praying for Kenny’s rotator cuff so he can ride a bike with 27″ handle bars again if he wants to.