Nelson Mandela, long time champion of the anti-apartheid movement and former president of South Africa, died today at the age of 95. He will be remembered for his unrelenting pursuit of racial equality and lifelong struggle against segregation and poverty, as well for his passionate belief in humanity. But he has also been known for his ability to motivate millions with his words.
Echo and Damon came into my life last year at Christmas time. I’d been begging my mother since I was about 10 for a dog. We had two when I was about 3 – 5 but sadly the first, our rescue ran away. The other sadly was not able to stay.
My mother finally caved in last year and bought me not one, but two wonderful dogs.
Distance is never a distance
As of me
On every nucleous of each cell
Scripted your name
The beats of my heart stop to listen to your steps
The soft sun rays and the sweet breeze
Murmur the eternal music
My heart is filled with love
Like the sky has no limit
Unfathomable like the depth of an ocean
Like the nectar ,dropped to eternity.
As we all know, I ran a half marathon on Saturday.
A half marathon that I was having a lot of mixed feelings about, truth be told. I sat down a couple of times Sunday to write my recap of the race. But, I was having trouble finding the right words to describe it. "I'll write it Monday, once my hips stop hurting," I told myself.
I am a marathon spectator.
I, myself, don’t run. Trust me, I’ve tried. Treadmill, road, track. I want to be one of those amazing athletes who push themselves to keep going, just one more mile . . . and then just one more after that. I want to feel the heaviness of a finisher’s medal around my neck and the crinkle of a shiny wrap around my shoulders.
to be compared to a daffodil
a snowflake, or a rose
Yet love is more than this
for love is a tingle of hearts
a tug of cord between two souls
where distance or time has no importance
for love can be felt across the stars
and into the universal string of life
Ah, what a beautiful thing is love…