simple geometry

inspired by all of the bicyclists that i saw riding around Portland, i have been riding my bike to work these past two days. and the fact that gas costs are what they are, the money i am saving is a bonus too.

yesterday as i left work a coworker yelled to me, “trying to get in shape?”

this morning as i was riding to work i thot more about his question, and it dawned on me:

i am in shape, my shape is more roundish.
a circle, a square, a triangle, a rectangle, even oblong are all shapes… but “thin” –not a shape.

it is simple geometry.

so to be accurate, a person who is attempting to change their physical body dynamic is not getting “in shape;” they already are in a shape. what they are doing is trying to get “out of a shape.”

5 Responses to “simple geometry”

  1. Juliana Says:

    way to push the envelope-kudos for your new mathmatical take on life. Makes me wonder what shape I am… comments please.

  2. Mimi Says:

    Or trying to get a new shape, maybe?

  3. Margi Says:

    Do stick insects have a shape? I think they must… as women are always commended for trying to attain it.

  4. victoria Says:

    lol! I love semantics.

  5. papa herman Says:

    after the fact… i learned today that this past week has been “bike to work week.”

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