Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Impact of Micah True's Life

How is it possible that someone can have an impact on your life, if you have never met. I read about Micah True "Caballo Blanco" and although we never spoke a word I somehow feel connected to him now that he is gone. While I, like most I imagine, want to know what happened it's more for closure than curiosity. That's because it is the way he lived not how he died that is most meaningful to me.

This morning I ran with no watch and no music. Just the way Micah would have wanted it I believe. It was me, the crisp morning air, a steady cool breeze, the birds, the trees and the sounds of my breathing and feet striking the ground. It was quite peaceful out there except for the relentless pounding of thoughts bouncing around in my brain like a super ball. I have tried to corral these reflections into something intelligible and here is what I have come up with.

Caballo Blanco was simply a man who lived freely. Not carelessly and not frivolously, but without boundary. He was committed to his beliefs and pursued them vigorously. He did this at the expense of no one. In fact from everything I have read, his actions were to the contrary as he cared deeply about people. I am sure he could have turned his life into much more of a commercial success, but money is not what moved him. He was driven however by wealth and the sum of all his experiences, memories and friendships likely made him one of the richest people on earth.

Thank you Micah True for helping us think about what is important in our lives.  Peace

1 comment:

  1. Eric I didn't connect the name Micah True with Caballo Blanco. What a great guy. Never met him but learned a lot about him in the book Born To Run. He even commented on my post of my interview with the author. Great Guy. Great Loss.

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