lay down your weapons and let us fight for that which truly matters.
fight for love by loving those who despise you.
for understanding by listening to those who disagree.
feed your enemies and forgive them.
give freely of yourself and your possessions, these are but temporary things and gifts from the universe that you cannot take with you.
by doing these things we will create the peace you have attempted by force.
let us demonstrate the things we want from others.
true peace is not created through violence.
it is a false peace based on imaginary power and fear.
the true peace comes from mutual love, respect, understanding, hope and vulnerability.
but love is the root.
4’33” by John Cage via Wikipedia
4′33″ (pronounced “Four minutes, thirty-three seconds” or just “Four thirty-three”) is a three-movement composition by American experimental composer John Cage (1912–1992). It was composed in 1952, for any instrument or combination of instruments, and the score instructs the performer(s) not to play their instrument(s) during the entire duration of the piece throughout the three movements. The piece consists of the sounds of the environment that the listeners hear while it is performed, although it is commonly perceived as “four minutes thirty-three seconds of silence”. The title of the piece refers to the total length in minutes and seconds of a given performance, 4′33″ being the total length of the first public performance.
I’ve been reading a lot of religious and spiritual writings lately. It’s tough to hone in on one key thread running through them all, but I could grasp even a tiny bit of it, I would say it is the thought that we need to be present. Here. Right now.
I didn’t take these pictures obviously, but I can share them because of the wonderful photography of Joey Schrichte. He took a gazillion wonderful photos of the race (and lots of other mountain races).
I’m not sure why I feel like this. It’s not like something bad happened.
My cat and dog didn’t die. My wife and children love me. I have my health. Food to eat. Books to read. Music to listen to.
What I’ve discovered though is when I do feel this way, I need to exercise. More specifically go for a run. I need to move each and every day to feel alive and connected to world and not feel like driving my car into a wall or off a cliff.
1 mile warm-up
3x 1km @tempo / .5km recovery @endurance
Cool down back to the house
Somedays I feel like the Universe hates me for no particular reason.
I just feel bad and nothing snaps me out of it.