13. Experience

On the Edge

My friend Larry and his wife recently took a “canyon trip.” Over the period of a week they visited several of this country’s natural marvels, taking time along the way to snap some photographs and enjoy the dramatic sunsets. One of their stops included an excursion down into the mouth of the canyon by way of a mule. The particular mule that Larry rode was appropriately named Rim Walker for his obvious penchant to walk so close to the edge. “Weren’t you afraid he might fall?” I asked. “No,” he said. “I was afraid that I might fall.”

There are some experiences in life that I’d simply rather not have. And that’s one of them. I’ll leave the rim walking, the sky diving, and the bungee jumping to souls more daring than I. Just give me a sunset and a glass of wine.

Day 13 Guide

I’m glad that others are able to convey the experiences that I’d rather not have directly. Listen to the stories and learn from the experiences of others.

© 2007, Levi Hill

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