TBD on Ning


Two years ago today, I met my best friend right here on TBD. She rescued me from a life of mediocrity, repression, and numbness by reaching out to me on a springlike Sunday afternoon. She took off my boots, set aside my gun, and kissed me ever so gently. She was already finding her own new way, and she encouraged me to find mine. We stayed up all night chatting, discovering each other, and realizing this connection we had was big. And since that time, our epic story has grown beyond our wildest dreams.....dreams we are now making come true.Together.


This poem was the first one we shared together. And it still says everything for me.

A Blessing

Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
And the eyes of those two Indian ponies
Darken with kindness.
They have come gladly out of the willows
To welcome my friend and me.
We step over the barbed wire into the pasture
Where they have been grazing all day, alone.
They ripple tensely, they can hardly contain their happiness
That we have come.
They bow shyly as wet swans. They love each other.
There is no loneliness like theirs.
At home once more, they begin munching the young tufts of spring in the darkness.
I would like to hold the slenderer one in my arms,
For she has walked over to me
And nuzzled my left hand.
She is black and white,
Her mane falls wild on her forehead,
And the light breeze moves me to caress her long ear
That is delicate as the skin over a girl's wrist.
Suddenly I realize
That if I stepped out of my body I would break
Into blossom.

James Wright

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Comment by ozzieowl on February 10, 2011 at 9:15pm
This is just so very real and emotionally touching - thank you.
Comment by d's girl on February 9, 2011 at 3:18pm

Thank you, Katherine! And I love that you have an affinity (or at least an "affiliation") with Italian bikes.

I've ridden w/Ducatiman in the Great Smoky Mountains. I love it. 

Let me echo the thanks that D-man extended to you about founding tbd. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

I am still a devoted tbd'er AND it brought together these 2 people, who are now living life w/epic - epic - love.

Thank you for your part in bringing us together. '-)

Comment by Ducatiman on February 8, 2011 at 9:00pm

Thanks Katherine.....It's so nice you remembered. And you know how to spell Desmodromic! I love it.


TBD has made a big difference in our lives. Thank you for making it happen.

Comment by d's girl on February 8, 2011 at 3:25pm

thank you, Ducatiman. I'm so, so, so glad we happened upon each other here, 2 years ago. Two years! WOW!!

you're the best. I celebrate you, and us, every single day. xox



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