I am just over halfway through my time in Edale and working with @RichardBausch. He is both a wonderful teacher and a great storyteller. Kind and the ultimate gentleman, his takes us through the morning exercises, electrifying us with options and possibilities. His prompts just open up entire novels, such as: track the progression of an obsession or even tell how one human being affects a small town.
It easy, when you’re here to feel like you’re in a group like the Algonquin Table. There is so much talent in these rooms and so much beauty in the area that if you come up with an idea there’s five people in the valley at least who can help make it happen.
I was reminded of this today once again when I visited @mattbowns and the running frame. With the chest plate now in place the frame can take my weight at full force. When we moved the saddle up an inch and put the chest plate on, it’s like the entire frame just wanted to move, change, and lurch forward. I looked at @mattbowns and said “this is gonna work.” and for the first time I didn’t just want it to be true, I knew it was true.
The first chest plate was way too big so yesterday and so we decided to cut it down into a trapezoidal shape rather than a wide rectangle as everyone else has. It’s a risk but both of us feel it’s right for me and the bike. Leaning on the plate I’m now able to raise my leg as high as my waist and swing it over the seat.
This week is about possibility. The possibility of figuring out what to write next is the same spark as what makes us design new machines and find new ways to move. Right smack in the middle of my time here I can’t help but dwell in possibility, knowing that nothing will ever be the same.