May 15, 2010 at 7:52 pm #1258998
Just what are you running away from anyhow?
Me? I live in an apartment, so my answer would be car alarms. Hate the buggers.May 15, 2010 at 7:57 pm #1610173
James PatsalidesBPL Member
@jamespatsalides-comLocale: New England
Beige… I am running away from beige.May 15, 2010 at 8:03 pm #1610174
@rezniemLocale: San Francisco
Car alarms, crackheads and panhandlers, cement, claustrophobia, social classifications and externally imposed identity, politics, modernity and its trappings . . .May 15, 2010 at 8:15 pm #1610178
Chipmunks, marmots, robber jays, and The Idester. They're all out to cop my stash.May 15, 2010 at 8:22 pm #1610181
Running away from? Nothing. I'm running because I'm trying to catch up to Tom Kirchner! Fast bugger, he is…..May 15, 2010 at 8:24 pm #1610182
W I S N E R !BPL Member
I'm not running away from anything. I'm running towards something.
Towards the experiences that will become my story. Towards what I believe will make me a better man. Towards what I think will matter.
I love October- I must remember that I might only have 50 more.
It's time to start running faster.May 15, 2010 at 8:27 pm #1610184
W I S N E R !BPL Member
What have you forgotten?May 15, 2010 at 8:34 pm #1610185
"It's time to start running faster."
Nicely put, except that I'd say that it's time to slow down. Slow down and ensure you learn from the experiences that add to your story, doing so helps you to better understand what makes you a better man. If you're always running, you're liable to run right by what really matters in your haste. If you only have 50 more Octobers, and you run through each of them, you'll have wasted every one of them.
Walk, don't run, forward, and be open to the opportunities of what something might be. If you run too fast toward anything, you might just miss the something you really wanted/needed.May 15, 2010 at 9:02 pm #1610192
@lopezLocale: San Gabriel Valley
Running from beige. that's awesome. beige kills.May 16, 2010 at 1:40 pm #1610345
"Just what are you running away from anyhow?"
I haven't been able to run since I crushed my ankle.May 16, 2010 at 1:47 pm #1610347
Travis LeannaBPL Member
I run away from complacency and ignorance……which also means I'm running away from a large percentage of the U.S. population. Could be why I backpack….
Oh yeah, and beige also. Gives me the willies.May 16, 2010 at 2:21 pm #1610355
I happen to like beige-it's a very "stealth" colour in certain environments. Come to think of it, my skin is kinda beige, so just as well I'm not running away from it!
BTW, Black is the new beige.May 16, 2010 at 3:13 pm #1610360
"I'm running because I'm trying to catch up to Tom Kirchner!"
Et tu, Dougster? I'm adding you to my list!!May 16, 2010 at 3:21 pm #1610362
Sarah KirkconnellBPL Member
@sarbarLocale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Nothing outside of boredom. I go for the fresh air, the sun light and the feeling of being relaxed truly.May 16, 2010 at 3:51 pm #1610375
@kieranLocale: Seattle, WA
I'm not running away from something, I'm running to those areas that, for whatever reason, man has decided not to ruin. In northeast Ohio, I have yet to find any view of scenery that doesn't have at least a power line running through it, usually there's many more signs of man than that. Once you realize that, it starts to drive you a bit mad, and you have to go get reassured that there is still a place unspoilt.
So I run to those places that allow me to see what no man can build, and to show my son what this world should look like.May 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm #1610376
Travis LeannaBPL Member
>So I run to those places that allow me to see what no man can build
Eloquently stated. Well done.May 16, 2010 at 4:40 pm #1610396
Running from? I was done with running 31 years ago when I first landed in LA and discovered a place blessedly free of giant flying cockroaches so prevalent in my original homeland.
Living in LA LA Land and lovin' it.May 16, 2010 at 5:09 pm #1610401
"I was done with running 31 years ago when I first landed in LA and discovered a place blessedly free of giant flying cockroaches so prevalent in my original homeland."
Oh, I didn't realize you're from Queensland!May 16, 2010 at 5:17 pm #1610404
LOL… Taiwan, actually. Love it — except for the cursed roaches.
I've a 5-month south and southeast Asia trip planned for later this year. That whole place is at once compelling and repelling to me. I wish I didn't have this phobia. Sigh.May 16, 2010 at 6:29 pm #1610428
"Love it — except for the cursed roaches."
When in SE Asia, do as the SE Asians do: marinate 'em, skewer 'em, grill 'em, and snarf 'em down. Remember, if it moves and its back is to the sun…. ;}May 16, 2010 at 6:46 pm #1610435
Best way to confront your fears: Get a pet like This One!May 16, 2010 at 6:58 pm #1610439May 16, 2010 at 8:23 pm #1610471
Miguel ArboledaBPL Member
@butukiLocale: Kanto Plain, Japan
When Mr Zheng picked his nose, he may have driven the insect further inside.
Gotta love the graphic frankness!
I'm running from all responsibility! You never know when they'll recruit you to actually participate on the weekends, when I just want to be out there, out of range of the cell towers.May 16, 2010 at 8:40 pm #1610476
I am not clicking your second link! :)May 17, 2010 at 12:16 pm #1610628
Sprinting TOWARD my Kierkegaardian Existential Erfahrung. I would dislike myself greatly if I were even 1% hypocritical or counterfeit. I'd like to be known as "A man living his Ideals."
At times I do feel as though I’m leaving behind those who don't appreciate. Additionally Im leaving behind those who assume that since we speak the same language and look similar that we are the same.
But 75% of the time it is the former.
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