it’s hopeless, it’s majestic

Posted: June 30th, 2020 | No Comments »

for some reason, it was a great day — was it eating candy mid-day? was it the combo of eating candy AND leaving briefly mid-day? was it adam liptak on the daily? we’ll never know. but that kind of buoyancy is rare these days. the first great thing:

second, this amazing obituary, “Angela Madsen, Paralympian Rower, Dies on Solo Pacific Voyage at 60” — her life, my god — this accident happens AFTER she’s been paralyzed AND homeless:

Then came an accident in the San Francisco subway in which she plunged headfirst from her wheelchair onto the train tracks. It left her with a mild brain injury but led her to realize that she had more to be grateful for than sorry about, and she resolved to shape her own destiny.

later she has cancer and double mastectomy! and she keeps going! IT IS INSANE. and i just loved this line:

With her legs paralyzed, she found freedom rowing across oceans. “It’s hopeless, it’s majestic, it’s exhilarating,” she said.

may we all die trying, like angela madsen.

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