100 Words on Love, by Allan Mott
My mother used to cry every time she saw Muhammad Ali.
It was the sight of the world’s mightiest man trapped in a body he could no longer fully control that did it to her. The knowledge that the mind and spirit that once transfixed the world and earned him the title of The Greatest now had to struggle to express itself in the smallest ways. It wasn’t right and it wasn’t fair and so she cried.
And now that she’s gone, I think of her tears and I cry whenever I see Muhammad Ali too.
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