Almost fit enough for a bumper sticker, the thought,
Archive for the ‘Marshall Nordic Bell Award’ Category
It has been noted throughout time that passion procures promise. With passion comes a sense of deep commitment and understanding. It is the one common thread that weaves its way through the diverse collection of triumphs in all history. Passion goes beyond interest or involvement, it becomes a way of being. It is easier to catch glimpses of it in our daily lives, and rare to see it in its fullest form.
This year we are fortunate to have the essence of passion embodied in one of our very own Nordic teammates. For this skier, ski season is not bound by any dates on a calendar, practice is not confined to a few hours after school, but rather it is a philosophy, a way of life and her passion is contagious. It is hard for her teammates not to want to focus more or push harder when they see her focus on the trail, in the commons during stretching, or in the way she conducts herself at meets. Speaking on the very topic of passion, philosopher Jim Garrison once said,
The season of snow has finally fallen upon us! The ushering in of the winter winds brings us the promise of a new Nordic season, the opportunity to spend time with friends and family, all the while setting the stage for the listening, telling, and making of stories destined to last quite some time.
In 1985, Chris VanAllsburg shared the story of The Polar Express with the world for the first time. Annual retellings and cinematic portrayals have endeared the tale to many hearts, which is fitting, for the heart is the very point of the story. Symbolized by a bell in this tale, is the power of belief. Marshall Nordic recognizes that power in belief as well