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05-16-2018, 03:31 PM
Hello My Friends,

I was sent the following video clip a few days ago.

It's about about a 76 year old Ultra Marathon Runner by the name of Dag Aabye. As a young man Dag was one of the world's best daredevil skiers that performed extraordinary feats on ski's. He epitomized Tarzan's strength and athleticism.

Fifty years later at age 76 he is still Tarzan.

I found his story to be both fascinating and inspiring. And yet, in some ways, I felt a little sad for him because Dag has no one to share his life with. Still, I cannot help but feel the highest degree of respect and admiration for this man that genuinely epitomizes what poet E.E. Cummings had written about when he wrote:
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.”

At the end of the clip Dag makes a profound statement that Tarzan would make and I wish to leave with each of you reading this: "Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping, and always have a mountain in life to climb."

God Bless You ALL.

---John Peterson

Last edited by John Peterson; 05-17-2018 at 09:08 AM.
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