Saturday, April 02, 2005

Live Strong

I believed in belief for its own shining sake. To believe in the face of utter hopelessness, every article of evidence to the contrary, to ignore apparent catastrophe – what other choice was there? We do it everyday, I realized. We are so much stronger than we imagine, and belief is one of the most valiant and long-lived human characteristics. To believe, when all along we humans know that nothing can cure the briefness of this life, that there is no remedy for our basic mortality, that is a form of bravery.

So, I believed.

Lance Armstrong - Cancer survivor and 6-times Tour de France champion

2 comments:

Bei said...

Also, husband to Sheryl Crow.. =P

He really is a fighter - not just Overcoming cancer to win the Tour de France... but a fighter physically and emotionally.

The quote you put up speaks volumes of his will - not just the will to live, but also the strength to believe in himself in times of utter hopelessness during his battle with cancer.

Fikri said...

To Bei: Yes he is. He ranks as one of my personal heroes, for his inspiration makes me strive to do better, and to never give up on hope.

To keep on believing.