Once upon a time, a king gave a feast. And there came the most beautiful princesses of the realm. Now, a soldier, who was standing guard, saw the king’s daughter go by. She was the most beautiful one, and he immediately fell in love with her. But what could a poor soldier do when it came to the daughter of the king? Well, finally, one day, he managed to meet her, and he told her that he could no longer live without her. The princess was so impressed by his strong feelings that she said to the soldier: “If you can wait 100 days and 100 nights under my balcony, then at the end of it, I shall be yours.” Damn! The soldier immediately went there and waited one day. And two days. And ten. And then twenty. And every evening, the princess looked out of her window, but he never moved. During rain, during wind, during snow, he was always there. The bird shat on his head, and the bees stung him, but he didn’t budge. After ninety nights, he had become all dried up, all white, and the tears streamed from his eyes. He couldn’t hold them back. He no longer had the strength to sleep. All that time, the princess watched him. And on the 99th night, the soldier stood up, took his chair, and went away.
Later in the story, after the boy has grown up and experienced life and love, he comes up with this ending to the story:
In one more night, the princess would have been his. But she also could not possibly have kept her promise. And it would have been terrible. He would have died. This way, however, at least for 99 days, he was living under the illusion that she was there, waiting for him.
This guy is my hero. A few years back to ran the Stadium to Stadium race here in the bay area. AT&T Park to Candlestick. I think it was a 10k. Anyways, I got to meet and run with Gavin Newsome and Dean Karnazes, who was also running with his son. He was the nicest guy ever! He has accomplished so much and is such an amazing runner, but he still cheers on runners of any distance. Very uplifting!
Hi Tumblr. It’s been a while. I just got so caught up in life I forgot to blog. But I’m thinking about making a comeback. I will have a lot more free time starting in a couple days. And a LOT more time on the computer. After everything that has happened, I’m just taking life one day at a time. Every bad situation is just an opportunity to grow and change and learn and be strong.
One of my favorite sayings is, “Everything will be alright in the end. If it’s not alright, then it’s not the end.”
Thing’s are definitely not alright. But I like to always try to look at the bright side, and find the positive. Things could always be worse, and I’m in the best position possible. I believe. I’m confident that this will all work out in the end.