I love the way you put it. For so many our age, what you do is indeed epic, when making it across the living room for another beer takes too much out of folks. Its a matter of perspective. For each of us, someone else is doing something that’s even more extreme. What I appreciate is when we make a decision to live, to be a certain way, and then just go do it. It’s not about comparisons. It’s about defining what works for us, our own lives, and then l living out loud on our terms. Persistence is, in its own way, epic- if for no other reason than so very many don’t possess it. I just read a piece by a woman who, like me, deals with many, many monthly migraines. She quoted an author who pointed out that those of us who deal wth limitations (disability and the like) often push even harder than those who have the gift of full health, or money, or time. It’s a funny thing, when life tosses gauntlets at us. Those with persistence, not necessarily innate talent, have a way of succeeding. To wit: Rudy. And many like him. Like you.

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