Friday, July 06, 2007

Give Me A Sign


Neighborhood Watch
Originally uploaded by Facility Bike Club.
Some people wait their whole life for a sign.

Some proof.

I received mine today.

Much like Moses received his instructions from the Burning Bush, I received my spiritual guidance from the Burnt Tree. This tree burned to death in the fire of 2004, but still stands as a monument to the once proud conifer it was. It was nearly hot enough today on this sere mountainside for this tree to spontaneously burst into flames, but I think the signs are pretty obvious without the fire.

I believe in you Oh Burnt Tree.

Many spiritual messages are not direct instructions.

They are up for contemplation and interpretation. I am still pondering and meditating on my newly acquired promulgation. What do I do with this new information?

But isn't it a little ironic that somebody stole a Neighborhood Watch Sign. Maybe that program isn't working out...

10 comments:

Todd said...

Dude, I think the hot rides this week have poached your brain.

Kristy! Quick, dunk his head in the toilet! Maybe the final remnants of his sanity can still be salvaged.

Chris said...

Which did you think was meant for you?

Tim said...

Jeff, I think The Tree is sending you a challenge. It wants you to top the Neighborhood Watch sign by stealing one of those "This area under video surveillance" signs and affixing it to The Tree.

Get to work, buddy.

Kristy said...

Todd, I already tried the toilet bowl dunking and it doesn't work. It just messes up his hair.

I thought this was a cute post. My baby gets all spiritual, watching for a sign. Here's my take. There are all kinds of signs however, subtle that lead us down different paths. You just need to follow the ones that feel good.

Xd said...

i always follow the ones that say "free beer".

Jeff said...

It's funny you should say that!

There's a drop off on the creek trail that nobody had the guts to do. An easier route leads to the right around the drop. We had discussed putting up a "Free Beer" sign that points you down the trail to the drop...

Sounds like we would've ensnared at least one person!

Xd said...

oops. do i still have to be upright at the bottom to get the prize?

Marcus said...

I used to drink beer and steal signs. Not sure what it all meant, but I was compelled to do it. In retrospect, It seems I was a teenager full of angst and beer. Years after my sign hording, I took them all back to the public utility district in the middle of the night, after wiping all the finger prints down. I wonder if the kid(s) who put those signs up will do the same, or maybe Jeff P can build another trail and we can come up with some deep, artsy name for it.... Hmmmm I think i am going to turn on some Led Zepplin and figure out which direction I need to go..... If I'm gone too long call my wife and ask her to use the toilet bowl on me...

Xd said...

all the signs (but one)have been taken from the tree...

Jeff said...

If we see some bent up signs in Carson, we'll know they're back in circulation! I don't ride too close to that tree usually. I ride the single track just to the south of it, but you can't take your eyes off the trail without risk of crashing.

Also...I asked my neighbor (cop in Carson) if he'd heard anything about stolen signs...negative.

Thanks for the update!