Vangelis and Me

I went running yesterday evening, and decided to head out to the beach for the first time. The sky overlooking the North Sea was incredible; greyish-blue with streaky clouds streching out to the horizon. I was filled with awe and wanted to run faster, to cry out in joy at this seeming infinity. And then it hit me: this is the beach where the final scene of Chariots of Fire was filmed. You know, the dudes in all white running down the beach while Vangelis’ classic da-dadada-DA-DA theme causes the tears to stream. Or something like that. Anyway, that was me.

This morning I returned to the beach and went for a swim. Needless to say, it was very, very brief.



  1. 1
    Mom Says:

    How many times do you suppose you watched Chariots as a kid…? Little did any of us suspect you would be running and swimming there yourself…. Very cool (pardoning the pun)

  2. 2
    wess Says:

    I always thought of you as the chariot.

  3. 3
    Emilia Says:

    Wow Jamie. That sounds pretty amazing!

    I’ve been running in Rock Creek Park lately, I don’t think you get quite the same “infinity feeling” here. Especially when you fall and scrape your knee and no one is around to see it… ah yes… especially then. 🙂

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