RVA —> Charleston
It’s a grueling and brutal competition; the ultimate contest of endurance and will. Few survive and those that do will never be the same again.
“There are seconds, they come only five or six at a time, and you suddenly feel the presence of eternal harmony, fully achieved. It is nothing earthly. A man cannot endure it in his earthly state. One must change physically or die. The feeling is clear and indisputable. As if you suddenly sense the whole of nature and suddenly say: yes, this is true. God, when he was creating the world, said at the end of each day of creation: 'Yes, this is true, this is good.' This . . . this is not tenderheartedness, but simply joy. You don't forgive anything, because there is no longer anything to forgive. You don't really love — oh, what is here is higher than love! What's most frightening is that it's so terribly clear, and there's such joy. If it were longer than five seconds — the soul couldn't endure it and would vanish. In those five seconds I live my life through, and for them I would give my whole life, because it's worth it.”
The Holy City
To the lost.
Good break. Until next time friends ✌🏻
Those not pictured were flogged. Deb demands more severe sacrifice when her rituals are refused.
30 today, still on that work grind.
Rest easy Uncle Al. Last week Yinzer Nation lost a giant; a man truly worthy or remembrance. Al Vento - Founding and ranking member of the Steelers legendary Franco’s Italian Army, dedicated family man, and philanthropic pillar of the Pittsburgh community. “Franco's Italian Army became famous for its antics in the stands and on the field. Stationed at the 40-yard line, the Army brandished Italian flags, enjoyed wine and homemade Italian food, and successfully intimidated the Steelers' foes with a variety of tactics. Wearing their helmets, the Army's "generals" even paraded around the playing field in military trucks to support their generalissimo, Franco Harris. Members of Franco's Italian Army claim that a last-minute malocchio caused the fateful pass thrown by quarterback Terry Bradshaw to ricochet off Oakland's Jack Tatum and into the hands of their commander-in-chief, Franco Harris, on Dec. 23, 1972. Franco's Italian Army supported Harris throughout his career with the Steelers and even recruited legendary singer Frank Sinatra as a member.”
‘Twas emotional gentlemen.
Deb - "Life's a bitch and then you die, deal with it." Bout to change the game Ma.
One for the books
Lemme hear yer war cry
Lookin at you 2018.
Gotta appreciate the thoughtful gifts guys. @blackbirdrva
Great day to be alive guys. Happy @mrosebud5 bday.
"I'm Tom Cruise guys..."
So the golf gods kicked me in the dick this morning, but what a great day to be alive.
I could not help feeling that they were evil things -- mountains of madness whose farther slopes looked out over some accursed ultimate abyss.