as cyclists, we recognize that death is an unwelcome
but calculated risk of our passion for riding,
but we do that calculation anticipating a motor vehicle as the instrumentality.
we also have the benefit of being reasoned, rational adults
as we undertake and accept the consequences of our choice.
. . . . .
never do we rationally recognize death as any sort of realistic risk,
simply for being a little child, a joyous infant, a beacon of life.
all of us at the sermonette deeply mourn your loss.