Friday, January 7, 2011

Close my eyes and leap (7 January 2011)

Is it going to hurt? she wondered, but knew that it wouldn’t.  She knew that this was all perfectly safe.  People did it all the time without even a scratch, but with one amazing story to tell.
So she took a deep breath and launched herself.  Magnificent chaos! gravity and weightlessness.  From the ground it would have looked as though she were falling, but she was flying.  Gone was her stomach, tugged away in the tempest with all its butterflies, and she was simply free.  She could make any decision: pull the cord and sail gently to completion and success; do nothing and plummet to a wild and brilliant annihilation.
Amazing stories always start with a launch into the reckless unknown.  Take a deep breath.
Now jump.

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