2017-01-25 - Quiet Memories

~7.3 miles @ ~12.8 min/mi

"If I had kept my mouth shut, I wouldn't be here!" says the plaque under the trophy fish, a five pound German brown trout hanging on the wall of Bob Bennett, personal lawyer for President Clinton. Caitlin tells of hearing Bennett's story in person; the Dawn Patrol concurs on the virtues of pausing before speaking, in marriage and elsewhere in life. Kristin sets a brisk pace as we loop through Tysons Corner and return toward an apricot sunrise. A fingernail-clip of an old moon hangs low above the horizon.

"And I've still got the heart-shaped wood chip she found!" Kerry's daughter, now a high-school senior, gave it to Mom when tiny. Today I pick up a new keepsake: the plastic tumbler that Kerry stumbled over mid-run. It brings to mind the song by Pink: "So raise your glass if you are wrong / In all the right ways / All my underdogs / We will never be, never be, anything but loud / And nitty gritty dirty little freaks ...". Who, us?

(trackfile) - ^z - 2017-02-26