Wednesday, January 18, 2006

This just in....

From the Boston Globe correspondent in Africa, re: living in Dakar:

One of the great benefits to being there is that it's almost impossible not to get swept up in the physical fitness craze. Thousands of young people every day run or work out along the water, especially near the university. So if you're a runner, or like volleyball, or lift weights, you'll find plenty of company.

It's fate, I tell you.

6 Comments:

Blogger Deanna said...

Ahhhhh, as quickly as the pieces seemed to be falling apart, they are coming back together!

I think the key word is (to quote my friend Chaya) - breathe! deeply. One day at a time, one step at a time.

And I completely agreely with Scooter. You are not just spending money willey nilley. You are investing in your life for an education and experience that will be unsurpassed. This trip is becoming a reality, and I'm sure that's scary as hell (and the needles!!! I can never go to Africa). But you are young, intelligent, witty, and have a good head on your shoulders. You will succeed. And remember that we are all behind you 100%!

11:32 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Fate is sometimes very good to us! :-)

2:20 PM  
Blogger David said...

I think I see a comparative essay forming on the huge delta between western runners in a Miami tropical marathon and a marathon will to live in tropical Africa.

7:57 PM  
Blogger jeanne said...

i'm not using any big words, just the usual: wowza~!

11:08 AM  
Blogger Rae said...

How fun!! I can't wait to read about how you get swept away in the fitness craze!

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Dolores said...

Is it bad that the reference to lifting weights makes me want to move to Dakar with you? Would that be cool with you? I'd be poor as shit but I'd totally protect you.

12:26 PM  

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