On clear sunny mornings I like to race my shadow into work. It’s a friendly rivalry. More like camaraderie. Inspired to step it up. A little nudge. We usually arrive around the same time. It’s like working with professionals, it rubs off on you and your performance improves. You can’t help but be a bit more professional. They say mediocre players’ performance drops to the level of their opponents. But pros play at a high level, all the time: If they’re facing off against a cement wall, against a scrub or against another pro. It’s like that.
On dark, grey, cloudy, rainy mornings my shadow sleeps in and I roll to work alone.
-- words word-for-word recycled from 11-28-07 it's still true