Walf Off. Walk Proud. Thank You Lou
David Ortiz did it again. A walk off Red Sox win. And this only moments after I finished reading the last few shining pages of a remarkable book. A biography of Lou Gehrig, called LUCKIEST MAN. About a man who was the epitome of courage. And if our Sox had lost? So what, I would have thought. There are so many things more important than a baseball game. But hey, Big Papi did it. I still would have had these tears streaming down my face. And the tears are not tears of joy, but tears of sadness, and hope. Hope that we all can lead our lives as the Yankee great Lou Gehrig did. When his body deserted him, but his mind and his soul never did. Until his last labored breath escaped his body. And I felt lucky, just for reading, and learning.
Thank you David Ortiz. And thank you Lou Gehrig. Right now I feel like the luckiest man. As my tears wet my cheeks, I am so much better for it. I sit here crying like a baby. And smiling like an innocent child. Thanks David, and Lou.