Tuesday, August 08, 2006

There is no Sacrifice

What is sacrifice?

Giving something great for something greater? Has anyone ever done otherwise? Why is this so noble? We admire it--not because it is heroic--but rather because it is so tragic.

How sad; that we must step from one stair to the other, that we can't take each stair and add their heights, that we don't increase by the sum of the two but only their difference. That, in order to rise, one must also climb.

We climbers know no sacrifice.