Don't let the bastards get you down
Submitted by Marit Fischer on Sun, 09/21/2008 - 16:16
After Karl gets off the trail today, he will have only eight more days left in his adventure. And he's not slowing down. The record is out of reach, but Karl is moving along the trail at a fast pace, as fast as he can, right through to the finish. He hasn't quit, he's not going to quit, and he still has some hard miles left to run.
I've received tons of great emails from people sharing their support. And in these emails a lot of you have told me that you don't want to post your comments on the site because of the caustic, toxic comments that some people are leaving here. I want you to know that we don't pay attention to those. We skip right over them. They don't matter. Whomever is choosing to write the cruel comments on this blog is meaningless to us. And he or she or they should be to you too.
I do read the positive and the neutral comments to Karl. And sometimes, when we have Internet access in the evenings, he reads them himself. Without your comments, though, with only the negative scratches, there's nothing for us to read.
Now is the time. Please send your cheers and support. Karl has eight days left. He's pushing through to the finish and like anyone on the last stretch of a huge effort, he could use some words of encouragement. I'm asking you to please feel free to post on this blog to let us know that you're out there and you're watching.
Billy and I know you're there. We hear from you and meet you along the way. But unless you're at a trail crossing or you write your cheers here, Karl misses out.
Thank you so much for all that you've done for all of us along this journey. Thanks for your huge support. Thanks for your words.
(And don't let the bastards get you down. We don't.)