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On the Edge (the only way to live)

               She stands atop a cliff
                         waves crash below
               Rocks engulfed in their depths

               Blood pounding in her veins
                         heart full of fear
               She looks down at the sea

               She's on the brink of freedom
                         one step away
               Dangling one foot over the edge

               Adrenaline pumping through her 
                         the rush takes over
               There is not better view than...

               Standing atop a cliff
                         she takes the step  
               Is there any other way to live?

By Shelly Claman          

Well, I may not have jumped off a cliff (although I do want to cliff dive), but standing on the edge is my life's philosophy. There are many opportunities life has to offer. I just try to take advantage of as many of these experiences and adventures as I can.

I admit it willingly, I'm addicted to adrenaline. I love the rush. It captivates me, engulfs me, and leaves me wanting more. The slight fear that takes over when we stand on the edge does not stop me. It motivates me to take it one step farther; to push a little harder.

So you ask, "What do I consider living on the edge?" Not letting your fear stop you; taking advantage of all the experiences that you can grasp. There are so many things in life I want to enjoy skydiving, whitewater rafting, scuba diving, snowboarding, cliff diving, waverunning, backpacking, traveling, etc...some of these I've done...some I've yet to do...but the key to living is to always keep experiencing.

I leave you with one final question, "Why should you exist, if you're not going to LIVE?"