I love your silence. It is so wise. It listens. It invites warmth.
I love your loneliness. It is brave. It makes the universe want to protect you.
You have the loneliness that all true heroes have,
a loneliness that is a deep sea, within which the fishes of mystery dwell.
I love your quest. It is noble. It has greatness in it. Only one who is born under a blessed star would set sail across billowing waves and the wild squalls, because of a dream.
I love your dream. It is magical. Only those who truly love and who are truly strong can sustain their lives as a dream. You dwell in your own enchantment.
Life throws stones at you, but your love and your dream
change those stones into flowers of discovery.
Even if you lose, or are defeated by things, your triumph will always be exemplary.
And if no one knows it, then there are places that do.
People like you enrich the dreams of the world,
and it is dreams that create history.
People like you are the unknowing transformers of things,
protected by your own fairy-tale, by love.~
Ben Okri “Astonishing the Gods”
Although Terry Fox is no longer with us in the physical realm, his spirit and dream endures and is so much more potent in our memories and gratitude for the vision that sparked him on and ultimately took his life.
As I see Michelle in her relentless war with cancer, dashed hopes, disappointing medical results, deteriorating health, and then hear her tell me that she wants to set a record for herself in raising money for the Terry Fox event this year, I am humbled.
Michelle has organized a 35 year anniversary Terry Fox fund raiser at the Canmore Legion, and even if you can’t be there you can still support Michelle with your donations.
Here is the link for her page: http://www.terryfox.ca/fullersfighters
Henri and Michelle