02 June 2009

Climbing the Ladder

I stand at the top, gazing at the landscape from the height of the monster I've just climbed.

I start these things easily, remembering with the first few steps that I am, sometimes, afraid of heights.

Breathe deeply. Don't stop. Look at the next step. Don't focus on how far you have left to go--let that be peripheral while you focus on the details of the moment. Then at the top, see how far you've come.

It takes work to conquer the fear. Is the top worth the price? Absolutely, and I come down the same way I got up: one steady step at a time.

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Greetings, fellow climbers! Leave your marks on the steps--I'll be delighted to hear from you.