I’m not the girl your mother warns you about.
I won’t kiss your best friend or break your heart.
I won’t make you choose between what you love to do & me.
I’m not cold. I’m not reckless.
I’m the girl your father mentions when your mom’s not around.
I’m the girl that gets away.
I will love you more than anything.
I will kiss you when you cry.
I will stand by your side until you decide otherwise.
And you’re just like your father, so you will.
You’ll let me go & I won’t look back,
But you will.
I promise you, you will.
I’m that girl.
On the eve of the Boston Marathon, we at Spartan Race, along with the country, pay tribute to all the victims and survivors of last year’s attack.
Pictured are athletes and citizens who lived through the events and won’t let tragedy grind them to a halt. This series shot by Robert X. Fogerty for Dear World captures the resilience of those affected that can’t be dampened. Please visit their site to learn more about these people’s stories and pay tribute.
Boston is as strong as community as the world has. We are proud to be part of it. On Marathon Monday, we will be there and along with the rest of the world, we will be watching a city recover as one.
People say to let go of your past, and your past will let go of you, but it is not that simple. Your past is not anything physical where you could just get rid of it and tear it away. It is not a part of your skin where you could cut it off, it is not a part of your hair where you could just shave it off. Your past is a part you, it breathes with you, it lives with you, it is you.
There are many days and nights when it haunts you, lingers around your every step and breath, but it is a reminder that a part of you will always be a part of you.
But, it is only one part of you. There are many parts that makes who you are as a person, your past is just one of many. You take that part and you build upon it, you learn from it, but you can’t let it go because you need it to be a whole, you need it to be you.