“And if you give yourself to the hungry
And satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
Then your light will rise in darkness
And your gloom will become like midday.”
First of all, I forgot to mention that the open house at the Bike Alliance on Thursday went incredibly well. I set up a table outside on the sidewalk and offered everybody who went by a free neon-yellow sticker. An amazing number of people not only took the sticker, but stopped to talk with me about bicycling and the Bike Alliance. I spent probably 3 hours outside on my feet cheerfully and energetically greeting people, and by the time I stopped I felt completely bushed. I think some of the people I talked to did go in, and now maybe 45 more people know about the Bike Alliance than did before. I’m estimating 15 people an hour, although that could be totally off. Gary and Deborah came, as did four of the Seattle-based AmeriCorps interns, and of course Ian and Dad. It was great, but I’m sure glad we don’t do that every day.