Monday, August 23, 2010

"On The Edge..."

"If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space," an unknown author once wrote. I wholeheartedly agree!

What does it mean to live "on the edge?" For me, it implies taking a few risks in life, exploring the unknown, being open to new things and ideas. I've tried to do this in my own life, not always successfully, I might add! I've parasailed off the Florida coast, ventured deep into the heart of the jungles of Honduras in a crude dug-out(canoe), snorkeled in the turquoise waters of Hawaii,and jumped into the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean in Alaska (my initiation into the "polar bear club")I've also gone dog sledding in adventure that came to an abrupt halt when I broke my back. Still, it was an amazing experience, one that will show up in my writing someday.

Living on the edge also means finally writing that novel that has been bubbling around in your subconscious for years. Unless you try, how do you know if you can really do it?

It means thinking out of the box, interpreting life's experiences. I once wrote a poem entitled "On the Edge":

What is real and what is not?
Who is to be the judge of that...
you or me?
For it's a different world that we each see,
shaped by who we are,
by where our paths have led us.

A fine line it is we cross at times,
weaving back and forth
between inner and outer space,
balancing the shifting realities of life.

Sometimes we stand shivering
on the edge...
on the brink of conflicting realities,
wondering where "reality" really ends...
or if it even
exists at all."

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Here's to life on the edge!

Stay tuned and please stay in touch.

Janet Kay

1 comment:

  1. well now I think I am inspired...I am going to go blog about "the edge" lol...see you tomorrow night! thanks for sharing