Episode 7: Part 3 of “Up the Rabbit Path”
Alex kept on peddling his bike for several more months
and finally reached the summit of the hill.
There were a few impediments
along the way that may have
made his trip a little longer.
Some of these delays were caused by groves of trees
that stood right in the middle of the bike path.
On these occasions it always happened
that the bike path bifurcated
with one fork to the left
and another going
to the right.
It was also always true that
the left hand path
was the one less
This reminded Alex of his long-shortcuts
in which he had learned
those little things
These instances gave Alex a chance
to take the lesser used path.
It had many deep ruts
(which grabbed at his legs).
However, he learned how to make the ruts
work to his advantage.
The briers cut his legs
but it really was
not that bad.
There were other groves that held strange lessons.
One grove had no right hand fork.
The only way that Alex
could get around
the grove was to
As he reached the other side of the grove
the road did not continue on as expected.
Rather, it continued in a circular path
around the grove.
As he peddled he realized that the road
was circular and led to nowhere.
After four years of peddling
the road suddenly
(as one might suspect)
Alex departed this entrapment
much wiser for his experience.
Alex was deeply saddened
by his loss of years.