Friday, October 8, 2010

leap of faith


I have a fear of flying.  I'm scared of heights.  I'm mortified to step onto the dance floor.  I've never been on a roller coaster (well, not a real one -- I guess you can't count the one in the kiddie park.)  All these things take a giant leap of faith, trusting the universe, letting go.... believing

And yet, I know that someday I'll do these things I'm afraid of.  I'll board an airplane again because I want to go places and see the seven wonders of the world.  I'll climb a steep mountain because I want to experience the breathtaking view from the summit.  And while I may not go sky diving or bungee jumping (that might be asking a little TOO much), I'll step onto the dance floor someday and twirl and spin and take that leap -- and fly.  See -- that beautiful dancer in the photo below by muchadesign?  That's me someday.  Really.  I trust... and believe.

Until next time.

--lucy @ a little light reading

leap
leap by muchadesign

16 comments:

mosey said...

Love this post, Lucy. And your image is so perfectly paired with what you've written. You make me want to try something that scares me!

Kirstin Mckee said...

Lucy, I love the way you came up with something so original (as usual). I totally believe you. And that ballerina is so beautiful....

justine said...

what a beautiful shot

And Miles To Go... said...

beautiful!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

I think that I could do this if I was strapped to my husband. He used to do this "for a living" as a paratrooper and I do trust him. :)

Shannon's photo is so perfect. Love love.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That is such a beautiful shot of the dancer!

Not too thrilled with heights either. High bridges, tall building...yeah, not so much. But for some reason I love to fly!

Marty said...

My goodness! Both of those images are stunning!

shannon m. said...

Oh, I echo everything you said. The courage to jump from a perfectly good airplane??? To be that dancer on stage, free & fearless...
Thank you so much for picking my photo. Truly honored!

Naomi said...

Oh my--love your words and both of these images--beautiful!

Lindy said...

I know I could never jump out of a good airplane, but then again I'm not afraid of aiplanes, parachutes.... maybe.
Love these photos.
Love you, Lindy

Jamie said...

Such amazing photos! I spend way too much time in planes to be too worried about flying anymore, but trams, skydiving, bungee jumping - all serious fears!

Shona Cole said...

yep, faith and fear are closely tied.
you picked 2 beautiful images

michel said...

well you can't walk to edmonton!!!!!! ;)

can I just tell you how much I love this post?! well I do I love it. so much. I can feel your words inside me - I don't share your fears but have my own and this is a great reminder to start conquering some of them. xox

blue elephant photography said...

love the photos! my husband saw the skydiving one and he's done it but he wants to do it again...with me =)

Suki said...

Trust and believe. You'll be there someday.

sara said...

I hope you do take the leap, Lucy. I have done it in several scary cases because I want to experience things that require a little courage! It's totally worth it. Good to be alive! Thanks for your message today!

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