On a night like last night, I was thankful for real meaningful human progress and innovation.
The fenders of the bike blocked road and wheel splash.
The waterproof pants worked.
The waterproof and windproof shoe covers kept me warm and dry.
The baclava *edit, insert “balaclava”* (thanks Jess!) kept my head warm and enabled me to breath.
The tires kept me upright and stable.
The sturdy construction of my bike (which I have now named “The O.G.”) was not taken for granted.
Thank you, God, for the ability of your human creation to make beautiful, functional, dependable tools that help me to be a more intentional, more environmentally-aware, more courageous, more hopeful, more fit, more thankful person.