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Monday, May 11, 2015

Ted Shell's Bike Made Me Smile and Smile and Smile

We met Ted Shell outside 
West Marine in Tacoma where he found 
and bought the missing piece. 

His bike - a showstopper - I 
couldn't let him get away without 
framing his  story of purposeful
repurposing and whimsical
pairings of rust and tape and polish. 

People ask him 
to build them one - but he
 wishes they would dream big 
enough to use their own
 imagination and playfulness. 

His creative spirit rebelled at 
confining rules taking away
  the license to be free

I found him and his bike 
fascinating. I'm 
easily enchanted.