So here I am on my run of several hours, and I start thinking...
I like to read. If I were limited to novels of no more than 100 pages, just think of the loss of character & plot development that would occur. When an author is afforded as many pages as needed to tell their story, they have time to weave some masterful tales. Then I thought about some series: Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter. What if the authors stopped after one book? If someone asked me why I liked a particular story, I'd probably say that it was a nail-biter...it kept me on the edge of my seat...it was a satisfying use of my time...I learned something....I was entertained.
In a similar way, running long distances provides that time and space for the run to develop. You go through a lot and see & experience much along the way. The plot (and sometimes cast of characters) grows with every twist and turn...much like a good story. When it ends, everything I said above could be said about a long run. It becomes much more than a jog to stay in shape. It's an adventure that keeps me excited to see what's around the next corner.
Very deep. I like it!ReplyDelete
Thanks Mallory, although I think you mean deep in the "Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy" kind of way, right?ReplyDelete