February 26, 2016

"Twas Always Thus"

OK, let's get this out on the table. This is a running blog. And many of you, I'm sure, are wondering how some of the material that shows up here is even remotely related to running. It's a fair question. So I ask you to use your imagination. Follow along with me this time, if only for a little bit.

Do you think for yourself? Or are your thoughts merely a reflection of being in life's trenches. How much of what you believe is what you have been led to believe?  

One of my favorite quotes comes from the movie Dead Poet's Society. In this scene Mr. Keating, played by the late Robin Williams (Oh Captain my Captain!), is talking with a fellow teacher. The two men are essentially debating the merits of happiness and freedom. Keating's colleague states happiness can only include the mundane, not the ethereal. "Show me the heart unfettered by foolish dreams, and I'll show you a happy man."

Keating shot back:

"Only in their dreams can man be truly free. Twas always thus, and alway thus will be."

Keep your hearts fettered my friends, and, as Mick Jones once said, stay free. 

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