sorrow words; the grief that does not speak
knits up the o'er-wrought
heart and bids it break.
-William Shakespeare (MacBeth)
knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness
sufferings are far stronger links than common
once said, ""Mourning
is love with no place to go." Running For
Our Lives offers us a
place to to go with our mourning, our missing,
our memories of those we
love and have lost.
And for some of us, it also gives us a place to
go with our fear of the inevitable loss of
others down the road.
When we can take our emotional energy--whether
it is grief, longing or
fear--and channel it into a positive
direction--running, biking, hiking,
whatever--it helps. It does not distract us from
our grief, but it
helps heal it by moving us gently through it.
So I honor my family and friends below whose
presence in my life
has inspired me forward. That presence may make
me run a little faster, bike
a little longer, or
give me the courage to try something I never
thought I could do,
especially when I want to do it for them. I hope
the same for you: that you learn and grow in
tribute to them,
who no doubt look down upon us and whisper,
"That's right--you go!"