It’s Tuesday and I’m joining the writing community over at Two Writing Teachers with a weekly Slice of Life Story. Why don’t you take a look and consider joining in?
I stand on the sidelines
Watching the participants go by…
Some in special wheelchairs powered with bulging biceps
Some being pushed and pulled by friends, up and down the hills of Hopkinton, Ashland and beyond
Some unable to see and guided with directions along the 26.2 miles of roadway
Some with prosthetics, moving fast and with a mission
Some carrying flags of red white and blue upon a heavy pole resting on their shoulders
Some walking and struggling at mile one and determined to make it the entire course
And there I stand, watching, in awe of these well trained, persevering athletes who run, and move, for a cause greater than themselves
And all I can do is cheer them on and cry the occasional tear…
It’s Marathon Monday in Massachusetts.