Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Message in a bicycle basket

Awhile ago, a baseball -- a real hardball -- appeared in the basket of my bicycle.The bike is always parked in front of my house, under this sign,
so I thought maybe somebody had found a baseball on the street and returned it to the most likely spot.

But then yesterday I rode my bike to the liquor store to get a bottle of rum for a party, and when I came out, another ball had appeared in the basket:

One could be a coincidence -- but TWO? Is this a message? A sign? I can't help thinking that it is, even though the reality may be that my bicycle just looks like a good place to put any baseballs that happen to be lying around. What the message IS I don't know yet; but that's often the way with oracles and ideas for stories, too.