For several days I had been anxiously waiting to see what the subject of Cycle365’s March Challenge would be. In fact, to say I was “anxious” would be too much of an understatement. You could say I was “chomping at the bit.” You could say I “really had the juices flowing.” You could say I was ready to “jump in with both feet.” You could say I wanted to be “the first horse out of the starting gate.” You could go so far as to say that I was ready to “jump the gun.” Oh yes, there are many cliches that would apply to the excitement I was feeling about tackling a new challenge. You could even say I “was busting out at the seams” in anticipation.
Then, on the very last day of February, when the anticipation reached an almost unbearable apex, Scott came through with the Kodachrome Challenge. A sense of enormous relief overcame me.
“The bow bends; the wood complains. At the moment of supreme tension, there will leap into flight an unswerving arrow, a shaft that is inflexible and free.” -Albert Camus
I know exactly what the French existentialist meant. Yesterday, I was the complaining bow. This morning, I was the arrow and I was prepared to unswervingly hit my Kodachrome target. I was FREE!
(Come to think of it, that sense of freedom was pretty much the exact same feeling I had when I clicked the “DELETE” button on my Crazyguyonabike account. “Are you sure,” it asked?” “Yes I am,” I replied.”)
Unfortunately, the spring-like weather of last week, which started to reveal exciting new colors, has reverted back to winter-like weather. An inch of snow last night turned everything back to WHITE.
Luckily I’m the kind of guy who “turns lemons into lemonade,” so I came up with the idea of an anti-kodachrome post. Yup, just black and white and a little gray.