What's your vision of a perfect life, a perfect world?
Mine would have a lot of wonderful requirements, but here are my top five:
1. Health. A pollution-free environment, and healthy people who get lots of fresh air and exercise. If they want it. I would want it.
2. Friends. Lots of relaxed adventures with cool, interesting people
3. Coffee. Lots and lots of caffeine every day. Preferably organic, shade grown, fair trade, and hand-packed by members of an autonomous collective of indigenous transgender people of color who donate a portion of their profits to help underserved communities of dolphins with special needs.
(Okay, maybe I've had too much coffee...)
4. Books. Lots of books. And time to read them. Even if it's just a page, read out loud on a busy street.
5. A healthy dose of silliness. Laughter at my expense is okay. I probably did something to deserve it.
You can help make this vision a reality!
If you're in Los Angeles, you can help make it all happen.
Group bike rides cover most of this. And there's a new one that's having an impact at least twice a month.
This bike ride has an immediate positive impact on your health, and you're reducing pollution by getting around on your own power. You'll meet lots of interesting people, and the ones you're not ready to throttle by the end of the ride will probably become friends.
Still not convinced? Well, there's going to be coffee at the beginning of the ride. Probably more in the middle of the ride. And usually at the end of the ride, unless we drink wine instead. (I guess that should be #6 above)
There will be books. In fact, we'll be stocking the free boxes of L.A., providing fine literature for readers all over the city. There will be a dramatic reading at every stop. You can read one too, if you want.
That covers everything on the list except the silliness. But this is the Street Librarians Ride, created by stand-up comedian and journalist Nick Richard. So you should probably be ready for some silliness.
Are you in? We meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month. Usually 12:30 at Stories Book Cafe in Echo Park. But check the Facebook page to make sure: https://www.facebook.com/groups/livebiketalk/events/
The books we leave behind always get picked up, so you know someone is reading them. It's good to know there are still people in L.A. who read books. Let's encourage them. Street Librarians Ride!