Monday, March 11, 2013

ALS Warrior Poet

"It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living, I want to know what you ache for. It doesn’t interest me how old you are, I want to know if you are willing to risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine. It doesn’t interest me where you live or how rich you are, I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and be sweet to the ones you love. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and truly like the company you keep in the empty moments of your life."

— Jon Blais
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I found that quote on Tumblr the other day & I thought, "Wow, this guy has got to be a famous writer I've never heard of." I had to read more about him and I found out he's an Ironman! His story is pretty inspiring, so you better watch!

Update: I wouldn't be a very good librarian if I didn't report that this quote is actually from a writer, Oriah, taken from a book called The Invitation....So I wasn't too far off...it is from a famous writer I've never heard of!





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