"War is a forge that gives us meaning."

Make your choice.

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Ah, catharsis.

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The last three days is probably the most artistic I've been in five plus years.

Broheim.
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It's really not till I'm home, deep burning in the meat of my back, shoulders stiff, and knees aching that I truly appreciate having found weight lifting.

I wish I'd found it any of the 20 other times I almost got involved. Heh, especially back when diet was a thing I'd heard about on the news instead of daily headache.

There's just something inherently stabilizing for me to know that I've put in work. To feel it, literally, in my bones in flesh. It takes off so much of the fire and weight of wasted time and failed expectations.

"Today I did work. Tomorrow I'll do more."

Obviously, translating that to the less workout related aspects of my life isn't exactly a smooth pivot. But it functions almost as this totem. The habits of taking care of myself, for a change, coupled with that good ache...they're my ballast and my fuel. Steady on and forward.

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“I found when I was a child that if I put the hurt into words, it would go.” —Jean Rhys

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Window down, wrist on wheel,
Flushed and grinning.
Drop the hammer and drink her scent.

Alive.

Progress as of 6/21/2014
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Still keeping daily notes! I think I'll be taking a day off kn the 4th, in Knoxville, which should let me actually upload the stif I've written so far

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Progress 6/21
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Keeping notes every day so mac_wanders will update as soon as I get time plus wifi.

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In conversation with my step-mom and she asks the question I'm least equipped to answer. Why? Why would I want to take this cross-country adventure? This is a woman who has been arrested for her ideals (protesting nuclear sites in the 70s/80s) and yet the thought that traveling thousands of miles by my own power might be a positive... No response. It's strange. Concern about the size of the task or my preparedness seem both rational and reasonable. But why? It's so obvious to me that I can't even begin to really wrap my head around it. It's a fucking adventure. That's every possible definition of " enough".
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