Thursday, May 22, 2008
A Word About Our Family
We strive to make SFCF the Third Place. The third place is a term used in the concept of community building to refer to social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home and the workplace. Third places are "anchors" of community life and facilitate and foster broader, more creative interaction.
As we often point out, SFCF is place where people regularly expose their weaknesses, and openly fail in front of their fellow athletes. Ours is a training table of trust and shared efforts. And shared triumphs.
This last Wednesday, Meghan Kearney (amazing girl in the greenish shirt sitting in the front row with her hand cutely posed by her face) came to our 6pm class having had her first haircut since completing her chemo-therapy for breast cancer.
Wednesday marked about 6 months since she finished her last round. And her hair was looking a little shaggy...
She's remarkable on her own. And we are made more remarkable because we train beside her.
I love my family.
at 8:59 PM