Somewhere Right Now
August 2, 2012 § 24 Comments
Somewhere right now a woman is running on a mountain trail, the wind in her face, pushing herself, pressing on, alone and unwatched.
Somewhere right now a man sits on his bed, looking down at his lover still sleeping, seeking only to be close, knowing that whatever comes, he is all in.
Somewhere right now a child is walking into a school building, head up, shoulders back, striding purposefully into a cauldron of taunts and humiliations.
Strength is in the effort- not in the achievement. Achievement is an external marker. Effort comes only from within.
That runner may never win a race. That lover may have his heart shattered. That child may come undone. But each of them- in their moments of effort- is strength. Embodied.