Sunday, September 18, 2011

If I could stick a knife in my heart, and spill it all right on the stage...

My brain is wondering.... this blog, what should it be?  How does anyone decide what to blog about?  I am 32 flavors and then some, to quote Ani Defranco, which flavors should I spill out over here?  If I could stick my knife in my heart, I'd spill it all over the stage. Would that satisfy you? Would that slide on by you? Would you think the boys insane?

Okay, that's musical loose association.

So, lets see. I can write forever about addiction.  I lived it, I am in recovery every day from it, and can talk all day about drugs and drinking and walking like a camel for 20 years sober in a wet and raining world.  But who wants to hear that.

I can write about adoption, but that just seems pretty darn personal.  Not something I want to blab about concerning my daughter, at least not too much, so, in that case, I just won't stick the knife in my heart.

I can talk about writing. I've been writing since I was little. I remember how honored I was in fifth grade when, after we all had to write short stories, the teacher had me read mine to class. Books continued to shape me, and my heroes have always been writers.

But my running life may be most interesting, and mostly because, when we run we write, we get high, we become part of a bigger family, and train ourselves to tackle all the mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges thrown our way.  Running boils all your truths to the top. So, quite enthusiastically, that's what I'm going to pursue,

Everybody's out on the run tonight but there's no place left to hide.

Since it's Marathon training Long Run season, look for some thoughts on that soon.

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