I don’t know if everyone is old enough to remember Welcome Back Kotter. I suppose it must come back from time to time in reruns–but in this Netflix age, perhaps that isn’t true anymore.
I watched the show pretty faithfully and I really loved the theme song and the visuals. I also really liked the ending where a person on a unicycle was pedalling somewhere in New York. I always thought that was cool and the image stayed with me for a long time.
In high school, I dated a woman who worked as a clown. In addition to juggling, she also could pedal a unicycle. She offered to give me lessons, and though I tried it a few times, never really had the knack–probably why I can’t do a decent track stand today and have to quickly unclip when I come to a red light.
Today’s Perfect Moment occurred when I spotted this person on a unicycle, crossing perpendicular to the flow of traffic. A whole host of good memories came flooding back. I am sorry I didn’t get a good picture, but I am surprised I got a picture at all.