Blarney Castle, Ireland.
“The unifying theme is resilience and faith. The unifying theme is being a warrior and a motherfucker. It’s not fragility. It’s strength. It’s nerve. And “if your Nerve deny you –,” as Emily Dickinson wrote, “go above your Nerve.” Writing is hard for every last one of us – straight white men included. Coal mining is harder. Do you think coal miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig…
…So write…Not like a girl. Not like a boy. Write like a motherfucker.”
To that I can only add that more and more I think that LIFE must really be about finding that inner MoFo who goes beyond the can’ts and shouldn’ts to get to the marrow of things. You will find your MoFo at mile 25 of your first marathon, in the darkest of times and in the times of triumph. All you have to do is dig…as deep and as long as it takes. And if you are not digging, you are just passing the length of your days without grasping the girth of them.