Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Richmond Hill - Canada
ZEN and the Art of motorcycle maintenance
Somebody recommended this book. A fellow rider, friend of mine.
I am going to admit frankly, I was never that type of a person who has the ability to think about very-very-really deep meanings of life, or things around us; I mean - not to the extent of fully understand every metaphors, or poems, or abstract art and such.
Can't say I'm shallow as well; I'm equally interested in cooking or in quantum physics, or RedBull Air races and the butterfly effect, as I am in understanding how parts of my motorcycle function.
I could easily say that I am a kind of pragmatic person.
However - after reading this book, .....I had some interesting flash-back memories of those times when I was riding my bike....and besides admiring the scenic route, and keeping an eye on riding safe, ....I remember (NOW) that my mind was somehow - without me controlling it - working somehow like the narration in the book..... organizing and sorting and creating connections in my mind about things that are part of everyday life.
And all these - while feeling that I am part of the scenery....no boundaries between me, my thoughts and the running yellow line under my left boot.
Not trying to be very philosophic here, just wanted to know if any of you had the chance to read this book, and if you recall chewing the side of your lip involuntarily and thinking about stuff like it is described in the book?