Wednesday, February 11, 2015

"Being A Force Of Nature"

Remember when I devoted an entire post to whining about being stranded without the means to repair a flat? -- "We Ain't Got No Stinkin' Patches"  Of course you do!

 Well, I somehow doubt that the amazing dude featured in this video would be able to muster much empathy for me:

Can you imagine?  The energy he expended in this video constitutes more exercise than the typical American gets in an entire week.  Some might refer to him as "inspiring," but he is more than that to me.  He is a modern day "Superman."  Not, at all, disabled -- a better version of all of us who take our functioning, unimpeded limbs for granted.  So appropriate that the Priest at the Amphib Base Chapel quoted the following from George Bernard Shaw this Sunday:

"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."

Thanks to loyal Bikeist fan, Shelby from Solana Beach, for bringing this video to the Bikeist's attention!