The Bridge That Connects Us

DATE: 2023-04-03
AO: Patriot
Q: 2 percent
PAX: Lazlo, My Space, Ice Tea, Smokey, Wedding Singer, Moneyball, citrus, Sunshine FNGs: DR PAX @FivePutt (Naperville, IL)
WARMUP: SSH, Imperial Walkers, Hill Billy’s, Imperial Storm Kickers, Willy Mays Hays, Root Vegetable Extractors, Arm Circles, Moroccan Night Clubs, Michael Phelps, Downward Dog, Kobra Kai, World’s Greatest Stretch

THE THANG: QIC was still noticeably impaired from too many chainsaw fumes due to some involuntary yard work that occurred the day prior.
Attempted 3 rounds: Motivators 6-1, 25 merkins, 50 Kid ‘n Plays. YHC had major issues with counting in all 3 attempts. Cancelled part of round 3 to try something different, and much more dangerous.
2 teams cumulative reps: 100 pull ups (on the actual goal posts – this was a poor choice), 400m run, 200 merkins, 400m run, 300 squats

MARY: Hello Dolly’s, Flutter Kicks, Nolan Ryans

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Bone-A-Thon 5/20, The Murph 5/29, Dad’s Camp 6/2-4, Backpacking trip in April

COT: One of our fellow PAX is hurting right now having just lost his brother, David. Prayers go out to Paul and his family as they grieve this loss. The following is an excerpt from “The Bridge of San Luis Rey,” by Thornton Wilder.
The novel concerns a search for the meaning behind why five people perished when an ancient bridge collapsed. It’s about how we find meaning in tragedy. The novel’s finale concludes:
“But soon we will die, and all memories of those five will have left Earth, and we ourselves shall be loved for a while and forgotten. But the love will have been enough; all those impulses of love return to the love that made them. Even memory is not necessary for love. There is a land of the living and a land of the dead, and the bridge is love. The only survival, the only meaning.”
David’s love was more than enough. Like a bridge, he remains tied to them. May they see him in their dreams.

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