and the truth.
Quote in a quote… I like that.
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A couple of thoughts and a quick report. I am holding back lately. I have been writing non-stop on paper or saved to a file or both and cloud storage. So many journals stacked, filled with my life. My story is about to be put to page. The intricate details. It is a work in progress, chapter by chapter. On top of that my creativity has taken off and I am producing some real art again. Something I could not do for the last few years.
I’ll be sharing bits and pieces along the way.
Remember the lessons:
Bruce had me up to three miles a day, really at a good pace. We’d run the three miles in twenty-one or twenty-two minutes. Just under eight minutes a mile [Note: when running on his own in 1968, Lee would get his time down to six-and-a half minutes per mile]. So this morning he said to me “We’re going to go five.” I said, “Bruce, I can’t go five. I’m a helluva lot older than you are, and I can’t do five.” He said, “When we get to three, we’ll shift gears and it’s only two more and you’ll do it.” I said “Okay, hell, I’ll go for it.” So we get to three, we go into the fourth mile and I’m okay for three or four minutes, and then I really begin to give out. I’m tired, my heart’s pounding, I can’t go any more and so I say to him, “Bruce if I run any more,”—and we’re still running—“if I run any more I’m liable to have a heart attack and die.” He said, “Then die.” It made me so mad that I went the full five miles. Afterward I went to the shower and then I wanted to talk to him about it. I said, you know, “Why did you say that?” He said, “Because you might as well be dead. Seriously, if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.
– Stirling Silliphant “The Art of Expressing the Human Body”
I can and I will.
Stunning video – bioluminesce – surfing.
Quick report: Hit the local freshwater last weekend on steamy saturday. Not much hope is all I heard time after time about this specific body of water. Privy to a top-secret trail with shade to the side if needed. I took little but chance and some worms. Bluegills were hard to keep off the hook the whole time. The beauty of the day was a hook up not once but two times of the same fish. C & R FW all fish. My best to date. Cheers from a few kayaker’s.
Thanks for reading.
“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”-Ernest Hemingway