Tuesday, August 31, 2010

[month of mornings] 13 :: early to run

[early to run]
5:54 am

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning in 
Africa, a lion wakes up.
It knows that it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve.
It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle
when the sun comes up you'd better be running.

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
-Benjamin Franklin

Is this inspiring? What if you are neither a lion or a gazelle, or even in Africa for that matter? What if all you have is concrete roads and sidewalks, and a pace slower than most two year olds can skip? And what if you are neither wealthy nor wise in spite of all your efforts?

 Well, at least you have the sunrise. And running with the light in your eyes and clouds growing pink on the horizon is all the inspiration I need.

1 comment:

  1. are you saying that your little Scout skips alongside you?