Tuesday, September 25, 2012

that line at the end

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. 
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

the view from the ferry, nyc

there's also some measure of anxiety in it. 

and uncertainty about doing it.

there is a lot of fear when you are immersed in it.
there is a lot of passion when you are working toward it.
there is a lot of hard work getting to it.

and when you lose your footing and try to keep going on, there are certain people who keep you alive in it.   
my wonderful man, my patient and supportive family and friends, my amazing running mates and incredible coach, joan.

there are also those things that find their way into your world. 
i just finished reading brooklyn to mars, issue two (www.brooklyntomars.com) which came by way of letter carrier. 

the beauty of old fashioned mail
i was reminded how to "take it to the river."  
the doubt.
the uncertainty.
the horseshit.

illuminating the magic.  and the will.  
the strength and the desire.  to get me to it.
that line at the end.  nyc 26.2.
in 39 days. 

from the internet, credit to this guy and his great sign.


  1. awesome, so excited for you Nik -- and only you would write something so beautifully poetic and end it with the F curse tossed in. Kinda fuckin' love it! xo

    1. thanks jen! i really hope i see that sign during the marathon!!!

    2. You will finish and you will do great. I support you 100 %. Rita j.


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