In a bizarre coincidence, I wrote about running last week (which I’ve never done on this blog before).
A long-time blog friend Heidi Cave left this comment:
Love this post and, gawd, I miss running. I used to run silently, too. It was my time to ‘not think’ for a while and just concentrate on what was in front of me and what my body could do. Anyway. Now, I’ve adjusted, adapted…one of those words…and I walk. It’s not quite the same, but there’s nothing like fresh air and putting one foot (even fake ones) in front of the other and the peacefulness it brings.
Heidi Cave knows catastrophic tragedy first-hand. She know what it means to have burns over half her body, to lose both legs from the knee down, and to lose a beloved friend.
Heidi found her way through despair and physical destruction to once again create a beautiful, meaningful life—a new and different life, yes. Her recovery included months and months of healing and surgeries and painful rehabilitation, but also bonded she and her boyfriend to new depths. As a result they went on to marry and have children. I’ve followed her story on her heartfelt, honest, and often humorous blog Fancy Feet, and look forward to reading her book.
Since hearing the news of the bombings in Boston, thinking of Heidi has given me hope. The survivors in Boston have a Herculean task ahead of them—both in grieving and in healing. Knowing Heidi gives me the faith that healing is possible—for all of us. I hope you visit her blog, and find peace there, too. And by all means, if the sun is out today where you are, go sit in it for a while. Maybe walk or run. As Heidi says:
There’s nothing like fresh air and putting one foot (even fake ones) in front of the other and the peacefulness it brings.
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