Viszlat, Black Beauty

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Wevebeenthroughalot,BlackBeautyandme。

Clockedalotofmiles,tackledinnumerablesteepclimbs,raisedhundredsofdollarsforcharities。

Shewasmyfirstbike,allmyown,andsheneverletmedown。

After16years,though,IboughtTrixielastyear。

WevespentthesummergettingcomfortablewitheachotherwhileBlackBeautylanguishedinthebasement。

WhenIsawaFreecycleshoutoutforabikeforaHungarianscholarshipstudentatoneofthelocalprivateschools,atallboywholovestobike,IknewthatBlackBeautyneededtomoveontoanewowner,anewhome。

TodayIsaidgoodbyetoher。

Itoldhernametothesweetadviserwhodbeenonthelookoutforthisboy。

ItoldherIwishedhimgreatjoyonmyoldfriend。

Imsurprisedbytheacheinmyheart。

ImhappyforBeauty;shedeservestobeonthestreetswiththewindinherspokes,ayoungmanfarfromhomeenjoyingher。

Youneverforgetyourfirst,though。

Never。