Sunday, July 5, 2009

Learning to fly...

"It takes a push and a fall to understand how to fly."
-- Catie Curtis, singer-songwriter

Do these words resonate, or not quite?


Photo by HLS, Santa Barbara, CA


  1. Resonates for me. Makes me think of my best teachers and mentors -- they knew (know) how to gently push me to the edge of my abilities. Just when I'm about to throw my hands up in defeat, something clicks, and I realize I can fly (write, present, teach, problem solve) on my own.

  2. Resonates! As we age, we tend to err on the side of caution in order to protect ourselves from failure. This is quite different than what we may have done growing up. As children, we threw caution to the wind and did what we were told we couldn’t do. So why is that any different as we age? Humans fear that for which makes them stand out in society. It took me a long time to realize that society (or even that person across the room) could care less what you are thinking or doing. The only ones who matter are those people that you hold near and dear to your heart. Those are the people who will challenge you to step outside your comfort zone to realize your dreams. That push to achieve your true potential is when you begin to feel the wind in your hair and understand just how high you can fly. So look around and find that person to push--they will thank you someday. BTW...thanks Harriet =)


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