Monday, October 8, 2012

It All Starts Right Here

To get here:

You have to start here:

Actually, you have to start here, when it's still dark, with the planets still visible in the sky:

 And then you can watch it begin to lighten:

And then you can watch the gigantic pink red ball rise over there in the East, over the water:

And then you can start to Walk the Walk . . .

. . . because when one watches that gigantic pink ball coming up in the sky . . .

. . . when ones thinks about all the love, and all the work, and all the awesome people, who have put all the effort into getting the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Walk, 2012 style, out there in the world . . .

. . . this world . . .

. . . well, then one can get out there and start to make the 26.2 miles of magic happen.

But not yet.

Because first, while that gigantic sun is still rising . . .

. . . first one *must* warm up . . .

. . . one must, when one's about to walk 26.2 miles . . .

Sta-retch!

. . . and then, well, then the 300+ walkers get out there to raise money that goes directly to breast cancer research and it's so good, this foundation is so good, and one is out there, out there in the sunrise, out there walking a marathon, for breast cancer research . . .

. . . and, it all starts right here . . .

. . . right here at sunrise.

And then 26.2 miles later . . .

. . . well, it all starts again, right here.

6 comments:

Ellen said...

Ellie, you couldn't have displayed the start (and end of the day) more beautifully. It was a spectacular day starting with a gorgeous sunrise ordered by Terri and Norma! You are the best. Love, love, love this.

Dawnie said...

Ellen is correct - Terri and Norma were indeed there. The pink sun and sky - that's not an accident. Thank you, Ellie.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Such a dedicated group of walkers and volUnteers. You can feel how intimate and special this event is!

The gorgeous daybreak was a perfect and well deserved gift :)

Xoxo,
Beth

Me, You, or Ellie said...

That is the most beautiful sunrise I've ever seen. Breathtaking!

Beautiful day, beautiful cause, beautiful girl.

bursting with love and joy,

Jacquie

Mom c said...

It was hard for me to talk about this post, seeing as I was reading it across the room from you this morning..A beautiful day for such a good cause, congrats to all the walkers and to all the volunteers. I'm in awe of all of you. love, mom

John said...

I love people who participate in such important events. I *love* them! My wife is a breast cancer survivor; I attribute her survival, in part, to the fact that good people do such things. Bravo!