Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The White Bike

“Almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
Steve Jobs 1955-2011

For years this bicycle has been leaning against a signpost next to a busy Oakland street. It is a memorial for a bicyclist who was accidently killed.

4 comments:

  1. Yours is the second photo of a "ghost bike" I've seen recently. Until then, this concept was new to me. It is touching.

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  2. A lesson... for life and death...

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  3. Before reading you, I thought it was a romantic bike.... But definitely not... It's a beautiful and sad memorial!

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