Resonant Thoughts: Tim Krabbé’s “The Rider” (1978)

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“On a bike your consciousness is small. The harder you work, the smaller it gets. Every thought that arises is immediately and utterly true, every unexpected event is something you’d known all along but had only forgotten for a moment. A pounding riff from a song, a bit of long division that starts over and over, a magnified anger at someone, is enough to fill your thoughts.”

-Tim Krabbé, The Rider (1978), p. 33

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