“One solid thing I can say is that fear is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s something that, as you get older, you can get a bit more comfortable with. Fear is a very motivating thing in life. You should not be crippled by it — use it instead.”
Ugh that perfect face.
In 1967, Kathrine Switzerwas the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.
O tell us, poet, what you do?
But those, dark, deadly, devastating ways,
how do you bear them, suffer them?
—Rainer Maria Rilke
Why did it take me 27 yrs to find Rilke.