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October 31, 2001

I was reading Salmon's squish

I was reading Salmon's squish and she posted something someone said about the deep spiritual nature of 'running'. There was a wise reply from someone hwo sort of bushwacks on foot at high speed, which is very cool. But somehow I felt moved to say something about running:

I've always thought of runners as those denying the self. Running is that most binary of operations that forgets that there is more than the going forward. With running there is no lateral, no vertical, no internal, and no going back. Just a steady corporatist run of arms, legs, breath, heart. I love to go rock climbing with runners. They get stuck. They can only go up. And climbing is ever so not just about going up.

Posted by jason at October 31, 2001 07:50 AM