16 Responses to “ACF 10/07/13”

  1. DDS 2013-10-07 at 06:45 #

    Looks like Jack trying to make the beanstalk grow

  2. Sara 2013-10-07 at 07:11 #

    It’s a good mural/painting. Seems like the giant is a little bummed out, but the seedling is helping cheer him up.

    Love the let beauty speak up itself – – watched it last night.

    YAY IT’S ELI’S BIRTHDAY!!! HUG HIM. GIVE HIM A CARD. GIVE HIM A PALEO SNACK. MAKE HIM A CAKE. BRING HIM A BEER. DAN, SHOW HIM YOUR ABS. MAKE IT A SPECIAL DAY FOR HIM FOLKS, HOWEVER YOU SEE FIT.

    🙂

  3. Adam 2013-10-07 at 07:12 #

    I see a modern day man in a medieval man’s body touching that plant because he knows he is somehow connected to it and all the answers of his life are within it, but him (and the rest of humanity) are so far removed from what it is to be human he is just perplexed. So, i wish that man the best of luck! “All life is suffering”

  4. Adam 2013-10-07 at 07:17 #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY COACH! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication that has lead to AFC! You are a great coach, friend, brother and human….

  5. Dan 2013-10-07 at 07:49 #

    I see Dale…Dale like plant. Happy b-day Coach

  6. molly 2013-10-07 at 10:27 #

    “the dawn of agriculture”.

    or maybe johnny appleseed, though I don’t think he wore studded cuffs.

    then again, it could be adam, trying to think up a name for this piece of creation. could that be the baby tree of knowledge? that pointed finger is very michelangelo.

    here’s a quote for the other adam:

    “Have you ever stood and stared at it, marveled at its beauty, its genius? Billions of people just living out their lives, oblivious. Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world, where none suffered, where everyone would be happy? It was a disaster. No one would accept the program, entire crops were lost. Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world, but I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through misery and suffering. The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this, the peak of your civilization. I say your civilization, because as soon as we started thinking for you it really became our civilization, which is of course what this is all about. Evolution, Morpheus, evolution. Like the dinosaur. Look out that window. You’ve had your time. The future is our world, Morpheus. The future is our time.”

  7. dale 2013-10-07 at 10:45 #

    love you too Dan! Happy Birthday E!
    Getting ready to hop on a plane back to the west coast. Will see my 430 crew tomorrow.

  8. Aura 2013-10-07 at 12:23 #

    Happy Birthday Elijah!! Enjoy!

  9. T 2013-10-07 at 12:45 #

    Ok so call me crazy but the first thing I see when I look at this painting is the shadow of a new face emerging (it’s on the left side of his face with only a forehead and a nose) and I think the plant represent the hope of a new beginning. It reminds me a lot of crossfit……….the idea that we are willing to leave our old ideas and routines behind and finding amazingly strong new human beings within ourselves that have just been waiting to emerge!
    Happy b-day coach! Hope all your bday wishes come true!

  10. Amy 2013-10-07 at 13:46 #

    Happy Birthday Eli!!

  11. FireSteve 2013-10-07 at 15:38 #

    I see a perplexed man wondering why it is taking so long for this small thing to grow and not really knowing what it is going to become. Like others have said kind of like all of our journeys with this thing called crossfit. Starts off small and grows into something we are proud of (or should be proud of).

    This has been deep thoughts by Steve. Hope you enjoyed.

    Happy birthday Coach, thanks for growing us into qthletes we can be proud of.

  12. marc 2013-10-07 at 16:52 #

    I think maybe he is not feeling too well after eating one too many Brontosaurus Burgers and is now saying to himself, “I got to get more foliage in my diet.” Happy birthday Elijah! Have a good one.

  13. Tracy 2013-10-07 at 17:46 #

    This looks like one of those pictures where you shift perspectives and see something else but can’t quite see it.i see the face T is speaking of.
    To me he is suffering in some way, maybe he has had wealth, success, fame and feels unfulfilled. He is going back to his routes, to something he can’t control to find wisdom, fulfillment and happiness 8)!
    There are a few of us girls planning an Apple Hill trip nov 5th, we will meet at the box around 11 and spend the day there if you are interested just show up, looking forward to some good apples. If anyone likes to organize and/or knows Apple Hill we are open to suggestions!

  14. Tracy 2013-10-07 at 17:47 #

    Happy Birthday Eli, hope you had a great day 8)! Thanks for being You!

  15. Sharon 2013-10-07 at 19:07 #

    Elijah-Thanks for everything you do…I’m new to the cross fit addiction world …but very grateful for positive results.. Feeling ..happy, healthy, stronger … HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope your day was great!

  16. Emily 2013-10-07 at 20:37 #

    Happy Birthday Eli!! Your awesome! Hopeyour day was amazing!

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