Vicarious View

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My view of myself. These feet are about to get me onto a bus, then down some stairs onto a train. They’ll take me along the path by the freeway and into my workplace and tap along to the music I listen today. They’ll take me to meetings and give me the momentum to scoot my chair around the office. They’ll eventually get me back along the path, onto the train, onto the bus and home again. Then my shoes will come off and they’ll be different feet. But for now this will be how I travel through the next 10.5 hours of my day. I hope your feet take you on a journey today.

A measure of life.

F1 driver and McLaren team founder Bruce McLaren on the death of teammate Timmy Mayer, 1964:

The news that he had died instantly was a terrible shock to all of us, but who is to say that he had not seen more, done more and learned more in his few years than many people do in a lifetime? To do something well is so worthwhile that to die trying to do it better cannot be foolhardy. It would be a waste of life to do nothing with one’s ability, for I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.