As the year winds down to a close, I wanted to share one of
my mostTHE MOST popular post of 2013. A lot of people search the interwebs with the terms, “letter to a dying man” and this one gets pulled up. Today, it had 30 views, but no comments. I wonder what people think when they come across this post. Is it what they are looking for? Or not so much? I don’t know, but I always wonder about that.
“Even the strong show signs of fatigue.” Friedrich Nietzsche
by M on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 9:08pm ·
My brother said this to me once. At the moment, I have a deep and un-abiding understanding of it. The frequency with which I have been hospitalized has bogged me down. The grinding nature of it. Never really knowing when I’ll be home or for how long. Although I am not broken, I am definitely bent. Even with the context of other patients doing worse, it still beats you down. You lose your steam.*
The process of building your steam takes time. A few choice words, an extra few minutes on the treadmill, and the pilot light engages. You no longer think you can, you know you can. The pilot light catches and the flames start. The self-pity burns away and what’s left is your desire. In my case, desire to…
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