I was upstate on my way into town when I came across the little boy pictured below. It was the day before the official launch of Citibike in NYC. Even though this kid has no idea what a bike share system is, or even a concept of what life in NYC is remotely like- his love of his bicycle resonated with me.
When he saw me, my bicycle and my camera- he just kept riding in circles, showing off his skill at riding a bike, possibly dreaming of showing me the way to somewhere else.
His joy equates to the joy that I and so many others felt on Monday with the launch of Citibike. It’s a new found form of independence. It’s simple. It’s sheer joy. We should all experience such happiness in our lives. Choose bikes and you just might find out what happiness really is.