Thursday, October 30, 2008

Life is for the Living

Special thanks to Sarah & Katie for hosting the "Life is for the Living" movie & discussion @ the Wealthy Theater last night. You guys are my heroes. Thanks for standing up for such an important issue that gives people with Diabetes & other chronic illnesses such hope. Just when I think I am ensconced in a world of perverted morality, you guys stand up for true morality & what is right.

If you haven't figured out by now, we truly have an awesome team that goes so beyond riding bicycles, & Sarah & Katie are true icons of what this ride team stands for. Again, thanks a ton. It was truly a life-changing experience to see the movie & serves as a motivation for what we are doing throughout the year & the hope our fundraising holds for many people suffering other diseases than diabetes as well, because if we can cure diabetes through embryonic stem cells, we may also cure other diseases such as Parkinsons etc & vice versa.

If you haven't seen Life is for the Living, make a point of seeing it if it ever comes around again. You will get another 10 miles of inspiration, for sure.

"There's a battle going on in this earth every day. Work, School, Death & Birth. There are 6 billion people on this earth. Can you tell me what every single life is worth? Take a spliff, look around & see history. My weapon and my method is no mystery. I didn't come here to chill. I came here to rock. To smash the empire with my boombox." - Michael Franti (another one of my heroes, so Katie & Sarah, you have now entered the ranks Michael Franti awesomeness).

4 comments:

Nicole said...

Right on, Jack. I haven't been able to see the whole documentary yet, just bits and pieces here and there. Still, even those snippets make me proud to know our friends (family) who took part.

Also...big Michael Franti fan myself. Who knew? :)

club-velo said...

I never heard of Michael Franti - but if JC and NN are fans I might hafta check it out.........

I AM kind of an olde farte music snob though....he may be too hip for me!

Stay tuned......

Jack said...

A little bit reggae, a little bit hip-hop, a little bit alternative & a lotta bit awesome. You don't need to be a music snob to appreciate just awesome tunes, though I think he was a little too "salsa" for the Asheville Death Trap crew, so he's definitely not for everyone.

did said...

Yell Fire!

I didn't know who it was, but I'd heard that before and liked it. It just came up on Radio Paradise...