Really, all I
knew about Steve Jobs was that he wore black turtlenecks and made it possible
for me to fit my entire music collection in the back pocket of my jeans.
Since the announcement of his death I have appreciated seeing all of the quotes that have been posted in memory of him. This one
touched me the most:
“Your time is limited,
so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which
is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of
other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the
courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you
truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs
He also said that he wanted to make a ding in the universe. I would say
that he more than succeeded in that endeavor.
It is important to do what you don't know how to do...if your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
In the midst of regular life, running is the touchstone that breathes adventure into my soul. I can feel the trail under my feet, the press of the hill, the gallop of the track, the burn of my lungs, the stir of wonder and possibility. Running reminds me that there is more to me than what is readily apparent much of the time. I don't always need to see it, but oh how I need to know it's there. Like having an alter ego, or a super-cool super-hero identity.