As Picasso once said

“We have invented nothing”

I mean, Madonna (here featured Blond Ambition style circa 1990) maybe invented a few things, but probably not as many as I would like to think.

I have no idea if Madonna is herself a cyclist (I think not) but there is something to that image that has stayed with me a bit these days. If everything old is new again, surely it’s not that unthinkable that everything old was once new and everything new will soon be old and really, now is just as good a time as any to take a pause for effect and have a bit of a think.

I’ve been thinking about this image for a while too. I mentioned it before once, here.

And I’m conscious that my focus can sometimes be on the “create” to the detriment of all the other steps which are as beautiful and as important. Like “observe”, or “evaluate”. God, “fail early”, I’m all over that. But some of the other stuff, well, that’s just been a bit left behind.

Tonight I have a reprieve, my physio cancelled.

Chances are, it’s going to rain all well, and the partner in crime has dismantled Jana Wendt (you don’t even know how I let that happen, but I did. We think we have secure attachment, but we don’t).  So I’m one bike down and one bike that doesn’t like getting wet and dirty.

Time to go back to first principles. Time for a bit of a think.

First think first might be fixing up this freaking template.

By Eleanor Jackson

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

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