Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Week 7 Post B
As I was reading Quiet Strength this quote really stood out to me; “I thought about a year earlier, at 12-0, when Jamie asked if he could be with me on the field at the Super Bowl. The sharp pain of his death struck again, but I forced myself to return to the moment. I tell guys to hang on to memories but to live in the moment because we never know what will happen down the road” (Pg 286). This quote really stood out to me because Tony Dungy is saying that it is okay to remember, and cherish memories. But there is a point where you need to put them aside because you can’t always live in the past you need to live in the future. I know when Dungy lost his son it was one of the toughest times in his life, and I really respected how he dealt with it. He was sad for the loss which is I’m sure was very hard, but at the same time he wasn’t depressed about it. In that quote I believe Tony is saying that you need to love everybody as much as possible because you never know when they will leave or when an accident may occur. I once lost a grandmother that I was very close to, and it was the toughest time of my life. I was in sixth grade so I didn’t know quite how to deal with it. I went through some sad times, but then I just started to cherish the good memories that me and my grandma shared.