The Bike Shop in the Morning

27 Jun

The big window in the front of the store as seen from the inside.

In today’s environment there are so many things that make us hurry and speed up. We are constantly in contact through so many different media types. Facebook, Twitter, texting, etc keep us as busy as we let them from the time that we wake up until we turn in for bed. There are places that have a certain calming quality for me and bring me back to center.

The bike shop in the morning is one of those places for me. I am normally the first one to get to the shop in the morning and it falls to me to get the register started, the used bikes rolled out front and the monkey mounted up on his stationary trainer.

Most days, I come down early enough to allow myself a few minutes of respite from the rest of the world. I usually keep the lights in the shop off and let the morning sun pour through the front windows and dance through the wheels and bikes hanging from the ceiling. The days repairs hang silently in the repair bays awaiting the love they need for the day. Years of accumulated dust in the air creates a thousand sparkling galaxies floating in our small retail universe.

Some of the day's projects.

I have worked in quite a few shops over the years and they each have their own unique feel. However, the calming effect they have on me is almost always the same. I guess maybe it comes from feeling like the place is is sync with you or that you have a connection to it.

Thanks for reading.
Branton

Advertisements

3 Responses to “The Bike Shop in the Morning”

  1. Trish June 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    What a great blog!! It means a lot in this world to be in sync and at peace with all that is around us. Thanks for making my smile!

    • tim June 29, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

      Suck up…

  2. Phuong June 29, 2011 at 12:24 am #

    I didn’t know you are that spiritual. Good blog!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: