The other day as I ran the rocky crags of the cliffs that travel from my house down the shore line of the mighty Pacific, I came to "thee" Cliff...not just any old cliff but...."THEE" Cliff...the one I am itching to leap off from and into the deep blue sea.
On the day of my run, it's a perfect day to take the leap...Bright, Gorgeous...the perfect "Beach" day. I have been thinkin' about this moment for awhile...Leap Day. That morning as I took off for my run I wondered secretly to myself..."Will this be the day, will I jump today?"
A mile into my run I hit the spot...it's "thee" Cliff...I paused to take in a few daring souls who make the plung....(so far I've only seen men and boys make the leap)...I considered the dare myself and scrambled down the rocky crag, cross country style, to the cliff's edge and peered over. I stood there awhile, taking in the beauty of it all and my fear. I watched as an enormous Jelly Fish floated by....I don't think I've ever seen one that big...I scrambled back up the cliff and continued on my run, again wondering...will today be the day?
Another three quarters of a mile into my run I decide to go back to my cliff, "thee" cliff. This cliff is a perfect arc over a channel of sea water...it's the perfect spot. Once there I again manuved my way down to it's edge...I watch a guy execute the most beautiful swan dive off the cliff...Wows and aaahhhs escape my lips. I am hunger for it....for the leap.
I wanted to jump but I was scared...I tell myself.."Okay, if I can find one person to jump with me, I'll do it"...what the hell was I thinking...no sooner had I thought it then the handsome swan diver appears...approaching me he asks, "Are you gonna jump?" The intensity in his eyes and the sly grin on his beautiful face told me, he's the one...he is my jumping partner...I reply, "If you jump with me?" His grin slides into a broad smile and he says, "Sure!" I add, while slipping off my running shoes..."We have to hold hands cuz I'm scared"...still smiling he took my hand and said, "No problem"...and walked me to the edge. Once at the edge we both peer over, then look at each with smiles of anticipation. He explains to me how to jump safely...I don't know how high it is and I don't want to know...(turns out it's about 20 feet...yikes!)
I say, "on three?" He nodds...softly...slowly we count...one....two.......three! WooooISH! The sensation is EXHILIRATING...it's just like the intial leap from the plane when skydiving! ....I'm in Heaven.........SploooooSH.... My body is plunged deep into the cool salty water of the Pacific....
I swim to the top with a smile on my face that I can feel, ear to ear.....I am in Love, I am Free, I am Living my Life with the Joy of Living and Gratitude EVERY step of the way....
"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." Kahil Gibran
Blessings & Joy ALWAYS!