Small Stone for June 17, 2011

smooth stoneAt the point on the brink where “go” and “stay” are balanced, where the rope is in your hands and the water sparkles below, you wonder if it is such a good idea to swing out over the water, let go of the rope, fall.  The success of others is no guarantee.  And yet, and yet. . .you grasp the rope tightly, push off with your feet, swing out, let go. The cold water slaps against your body.  As you bubble to the surface, you think, ‘For a moment I was flying!”


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