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  1. tmana
    tmana October 23, 2008 at 7:32 am | | Reply

    Diabetes, and people taking us for “heroes” and “role models” because we pay attention, learn the lessons, and fight the Glucose Dragon every day remind of something my father once told me — that “heroes” are just people who are in the right place, at the right time, and make the only decision possible. And if you look at the structure of hero tales — the hero is disturbed from daily life by a challenge that cannot be ignored (he may try to ignore it and nearly die in the process, or the challenge is difficult enough to risk his life), he has to plummet through the depths to learn how to meet the challenge; after he successfully meets the challenge (and is called a hero — which title he often refuses, since he only did what he had to do), life returns to normal until the next challenge arises — then each of our lives is a hero tale to someone else, but should never be a hero tale to ourselves.

  2. Lee Ann Thill
    Lee Ann Thill October 23, 2008 at 5:26 pm | | Reply

    You must have a fabulous memory or you were taking notes!! It was a really remarkable event, and I’m still in awe of all those women and their stories. I feel incredibly lucky to have been a part of it, and was delighted to have an opportunity to meet and talk with you. I’m looking forward to seeing you again this weekend in NY. I hope you have a safe, uneventful journey :)

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