Whenever I have been lucky enough to visit Vanuatu, I have always found their casual Franco-tinged farewell, “Allez Tata”, to be such a lovely, gentle way to say goodbye. But somehow the Polish seems more appropriate.

Because sometimes – nah, many a time – you’ve gotta watch people leave your life. I didn’t know you long, and I didn’t know you well but whatever the circumstances I have to take my hat off to one fierce rider: Sabrina – helmet or no helmet, you’re an inimitable woman. Ride safe, wherever you go.

(Image from the equally inimitable Andy White. Who makes everything on a bike look purdy. Don’t fear that my photography has improved. It hasn’t. I wait for the day when I will have a talented ninja-photographer sidekick who will ride along with me in my bike sidecar and he will take photos of you all riding your little bikes and making your little handsignals and I will just wave regally as we pass by.)

By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.

1 comment

  1. thank you! will ride safe and i hope to see you one day soonand will never forget to ride in a helmet!/love Sabrina

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