Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Picture

As a University of Washington senior in 1983, my brother was given a photography assignment to take a self-portrait involving something you enjoy. The result was this photo of Bret peering through his bike wheel. A bicycle was Bret’s primary mode of transportation in and around the places he lived and loved – Seattle, Tokyo, Washington D.C.

In 1983, neither of us could predict the role a bicycle would play in honoring the memory of his life cut short by AIDS. This photo is taped to my heart on every AIDS ride.

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