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?"