He has no clue where he was born. All he knows is he loves to run, and that's all it takes is a heart of a horse that loves to run...What resonated with me was how true that is of our children. They have no clue where they were born in the early years of their lives. They don't initially know they have privilege...or lack it. All they know is they love to run...
Not only does California Chrome have no clue where he was born--a blue-collar working class background, he also has no idea what the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness or the Triple Crown is--nor does he care. He just loves to run, and he does what he loves to do.
But people are not like that. When things happen that thwart what we love to do, it can be the kind of burden that plays out in so many damaging ways that hurt not only that individual person, but systemically wounds all of us. Even when we don't see it or know it, the effects are there, just like the ripples of the butterfly wings in Argentina magnifying across time and space to ultimately end up in the eye of the Louisiana hurricane.
I think about it all the time, and ain't nothing I can do about it. It ain't going to get no better.Those are the words of James Dent. Next up, we will explore what he meant, and why.