Yesterday’s Perfect Moment was a conversation I had with a friend and colleague. Since many of these discussions focus on teaching ESL, or exasperation with students, or work issues, they rarely qualify as Perfect Moments; usually never.
In this case, he approached me to tell me that over the weekend he found a bike someone had put in the trash. It was beat up and it needed some work, but since he had been looking for a bike, this seemed like a good possibility,. He took his bike to Bike Sauce, a community place where, for a donation, they teach you how to fix your own bike. Sounds awesome doesn’t it?
Bike Sauce is awesome, but what makes this the Perfect Moment was his enthusiasm for the mechanical. He revealed that he thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent working on his bike. He got out of the mental headspace that is teaching and worked with grease and tools for the afternoon. I could tell by the look in his eyes and the sheer joy that he projected how awesome that was. It was quite infectious.