just lying on the ground
February 13, 2009
The other day Elden and I were IMing, and after I made some reference to a movie or tv show, he said “you really do relate everything in your life to pop culture, don’t you?”
Well, no, no I don’t. Just most things.
It’s not that I RELATE them to pop culture, it’s just that movies, books, and tv stuff are always just bouncing around in my head, and so it’s constantly colliding with regular thoughts that are also bouncing around in my head.
I’m pretty sure that’s how it works.
Anyway. I’ve received a bit of grief over not signing up for Leadville this year.
Remember the movie, We Were Soldiers, with Mel Gibson? Very underrated movie.
Well, more importantly than Mel Gibson, it had Sam Elliott, as Mel Gibson’s sidekick and grizzled old wisdom-dispenser.
In the best exchange of the movie Mel Gibson says “I think you oughta get yourself an M-16.” And Sam Elliott, since he’s so wonderfully wise, says “Sir, if the time comes I need one, there’ll be plenty lying on the ground.”
That’s Leadville. Sure I’m not in now. But come August, you think there won’t be some folks who’s eyes were bigger than their training plans? Just lying around on the ground. That’s what I’m saying.