Actually, it’s the intersection of Madison Rd and Dana Ave in Cincinnati.
I’m constantly aware of how my past experience creates subtle boundaries that limit how I perceive the world. In fact, I’ve taken steps to increase my awareness of those limitations so as to dissolve them. It’s interesting and valuable work.
The internal structure of how I learn, what’s called “spectrum-specific”, is two-fold:
- I have strong “create-execute” ability that allows me to move into and through daily events or any project with clarity and strength. Great at executing the next step.
- I love to create something new and build it fully to fruition, bringing in others to support the vision or project. I am not crazy about… let’s call it… “maintenance” of the project. When the project is built, it’s time to move on.
So, what I notice is how those qualities that serve me (well) also limit my perspective about what’s possible. I am not a global thinker. It’s not the way my brain is structured. The idea of giving up my car has been outside the framework of what I may think I can contribute to the greater good. Granted, I use my car for work, but what if that weren’t a necessity? Can I feel far enough outside myself to consider giving it up for even a small benefit to others?
I say this because the lady in the photo, as uncomfortable as it might have been to be biking on a major street in the summer heat and humidity, implemented a step in a process that she must have considered a benefit for the greater good. One Less Car.
This is just one opportunity to think about the world in a different way, and I admire one person’s willingness to take action.
Bless her heart.