Friday, March 16, 2007


I am a huge fan of Frank Miller's comics. Sin City was great, V for Vendetta was fantastic, the Dark Knight books are everything I thought comics could be. I am intrigued by 300. Not just because I think the story of the Spartans at Thermopylae is one that everyone should know, but because the training that the actors and stunt folks underwent is something that I would love to take on. The idea that hard work, blood, sweat, tears, pain, failure, and redemption are the things that make sport and physical culture worth our time. Transcending those things brings us closer to divinity. It is not the flexing in the mirror that makes one great; it is your trail of sweat on the floor. In a world where so many things are wrapped in something else, your limits are your limits and if you can push past them, then you are a greater person. If you can help someone else push past theirs, you are a greater being. You sacrifice a small part of your own identity to become something greater. That is the reason for participating in a team sport or event. Anything else is a waste.

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