Those of you who workout with weights -- and perhaps, those people like me who don't -- know that it isn't the physical workout that makes us stronger, it's the RESTING. During the workout, you're trying to slightly damage the muscle fibers by overloading them. Basically, once that little "micro-trauma" is over, the body's rescue team comes in to rebuild muscle to prepare for the next traumatic event. The workout is just the spark that gets the magic started.
What does all this have to do with this Knights of Moleskine, Spirit, and Ale blog?
You see, Sir Hooks post of yesterday hit me like a micro-trauma; truthfully, more like an earthquake. It sparked a thought process that got me thinking about putting my life into perspective. The Wells' beautiful words and images sparked images of the people I love and the people I love moving away, about the family and friends that I have and those I have lost, and about what it means to live in this country and this world.
So today I'm calling for a day of "post rest." Today, I challenge each one reading this to scroll down and read Sir Hook's post "Red Eyes - Red Knight." Even if you've read it before, please read it again. I guarantee that you will be touched by some micro-trauma that you missed the first time. Print it out, read it daily and keep them (and all the world) in your prayers.
Today I am resting from writing. I'm reading, rereading, reflecting... and growing stronger.
Sir Bowie of Greenbriar.