Fearless

April 14, 2008

Clouds

If I were fearless I would walk out the doors right now and into the sunshine and spring goodness. I take a breath so deep my lungs inflate and my feet leave the ground. I float into the branches of the tree overhead and laugh at the leaves tickling my face and arms. Above the tree now the fear comes back and I flail my body trying to descend or at least gain control. I can do nothing and yet I rise.

My speed seems to be picking up the people into ants and the buildings into lego blocks. The air is cooler and I’m glad for the sweater. Looking east I see the Atlantic extending into blue brilliance and I stretch out willing my body to travel in that direction. But all I can seem to do is go up. Clouds obscure my view of the land below until *poof* back into view comes a snippet of green or gold. I’m breathing faster from either lack of oxygen or growing excitement. Will I leave the atmosphere?

I’m really high now. I don’t feel my body any more and the reflections of the sun off of the clouds is almost too much to bear. My eyes close and I float away, the space inside and out supporting me as the fear drops away.

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2 Responses to “Fearless”

  1. Amarettogirl Says:

    Clever and intriguing response to the SS post – very creative… similar yet very different to my take of the fearless prompt. Its also a nice way to reflect on what the physicality and sensation of being fearless would be like!

  2. Tumblewords Says:

    Ah, there’s nothing more satisfying than the freedom of flight and nothing more fearful – Great post!


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