I woke up groggy from yesterday’s migraine. I was going to meet the group at 5:30 for a run. Didn’t happen. Opened up my computer and began to wander and wonder and watch as the time went away. Came across an article in the Times that mentioned Kipling; checked out the whole poem and thought, okay I can use this to start writing. Copy and paste leads to my eye catching another quote, this one from LBJ ( Lyndon Baines Johnson to you Canadians-once my beloved President). His quote (below) made me wonder what the hell was going on, then and now. First thoughts are often a writers best friend in the early morning and often his worst enemy when the clear light of day shows up. Another copy and paste and there I was, nearly all dressed, sort of written out, still groggy, knowing that run needed to happen. Got the shoes, pulled on my not quite big-enough big boy pants and thought to go out the door. F..k it I said…and the rest is a little Tarmac after I returned, wet, tired, no longer groggy and totally present in my day’s work.
“…And no one shall work for money, and no one shall work for fame, / But each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star…” ~ Rudyard Kipling “When Earth’s Last Picture is Painted”
The State of the Union is “free and restless, growing and full of hope.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson 1965
LBJ????? I must have missed that part when I was goin’ down the road, feelin’ like cannon fodder.
F..k it! I’m all in…I said that this morning to no one in particular as I looked out at the rain and laced up my speedy go fasters.
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