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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby SeanReedy » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:37 pm

Sometimes quotes don't mean the most and now I am providing a second, but Hotoven's piece reminded me of the one I appreciated during my toughest struggle. Nelson Mandela inspired himself and others prisoners through it, likely after finding it in literature, but I came across it in a Clint Eastwood flick about him:

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

--William Ernest Henley

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invictus

At the age of 12, Henley contracted tuberculosis of the bone. A few years later, the disease progressed to his foot, and physicians announced that the only way to save his life was to amputate directly below the knee. It was amputated when he was 17. Stoicism inspired him to write this poem. Despite his disability, he survived with one foot intact and led an active life


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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby nickmech » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:04 am

Wow X-Boy, I knew you had been ill but didn't know it was so serious. Hope you recover soon. And please keep posting, I allways enjoy your comments.
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby KurdishKlimber » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:31 pm

ExcitableBoy,

There are many cruxes in life. Illness is one for sure. Stay positive and keep on fighting. I wish you a speedy recovery. Stay positive.

Farzin
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby rpc » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:58 pm

All the best wishes - EB's one of the pillars here on SP esp. when it comes to PNW stuff.
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby RayMondo » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:04 pm

I don't believe in the, no cure, thing. The body has total capacity to heal itself of anything. You just have to really believe it. Go for it EB.

Being happy, or setting that in image in the mind, begins the process.
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby sshankle » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:45 am

EB,

Prayers, vibes and well wishes on the way. Get well soon. You've got this!
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby PellucidWombat » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:53 pm

nickmech wrote:Wow X-Boy, I knew you had been ill but didn't know it was so serious. Hope you recover soon. And please keep posting, I allways enjoy your comments.


Ditto. I'm so sorry to hear that the illness is more than a mild thing!

Berkeley positive vibes sent.
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby SKI » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:02 pm

EB - A stand up guy. One of the most helpful people on this site, bar none. EB has inspired me to test my skill on routes up here in the PNW and has given me just enough of his innate knowledge to be able to pull it off.

KICK THIS THING'S ASS!!!

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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby JHH60 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:48 pm

Hope you kick this thing soon EB. You've been one of the most helpful people on the forum lately. Speaking as one of the over-40 people here, we're counting on you to prove MoapaPk's friends wrong about the warranty expiration thing. :)
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby bird » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:36 pm

I had the pleasure of climbing Prussik with him. A great outing. All the best wishes.
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby ExcitableBoy » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:30 pm

Thansk bird,

It was a good outing. I recall is hiking around the far end of Colchuck Lake in the evening. You asked if thre were bears here. I confidently stated "Why, I've been here dozens of times, never seen a bear." 10 secsonds later something sounding very much like a bear issued a low growl from the vegetation next to the trail.

EB
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby Deltaoperator17 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:01 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you EB. Dude fight with everything you have!

All my best,

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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby Snowslydder » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:37 am

Heres to you getting better *raises his beer*
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby bird » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:12 pm

ExcitableBoy wrote:Thansk bird,

It was a good outing. I recall is hiking around the far end of Colchuck Lake in the evening. You asked if thre were bears here. I confidently stated "Why, I've been here dozens of times, never seen a bear." 10 secsonds later something sounding very much like a bear issued a low growl from the vegetation next to the trail.

EB


I remember looking into brush and asking you "is that a bear?". Only to turn and see you had started double-timing down the trail :D
Get well soon!
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby Peak Freak » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:27 pm

Just seeing this now. Seems I'm not on SP so often these days.

Sending tons of healthy, healing positive, skin cooling vibes from Germany!!!!

Eileen
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