August 16, 2008
Touched a gold medal once. The volleyball Olympian was at a beachside bar after Athens, buzzing off free drinks, the closest Iíve come to that level of spectacular self-discipline and accomplishment. My husbandís employee gave him her One Year sober coin, thankful for making her join AA in exchange for her job, home, life. Makes me think of toll collectors who touch coins everyday, some from people who have crossed oceans, pouring themselves out to secure their childrenís livelihoods. True Champions are everywhere, never dropping a shift, an eyelid, a breath. Weíre closer to glory more often than we know.