It is with wonder and amazement
That I look upon the beauty of danger
Life has tried it’s best to strike me dead
More than once and so now I laugh
Comrades in arms upon mountains and shores
Elbow to elbow in deep woods or high waves
My serenity found in beauty of nature
Yet with an endorphin filled adrenaline twist
Some are called to the roads and mountain trails
While others cast out from the oceans shore
All for one and one for all the others
A feeling of freedom unknown by the weak of heart
High speeds and overhead surf call us
Each to our individual pursuits
Yet similarities of cultural bond and brotherhood
Remain etched deep in our skin and bones
Straight Jive, Lionheart. ♥
This badass surfer girl put me on to this cool concept, and the Jive wrote itself. Not too hard when you write what you know…….
Ha! I guess the “unsecret” is out then! 😉
People who know me know I am fascinated by fear. The adrenaline caused by fear is usually way more intense. Not quite as bold as I was before but still love the rush.
Yeah, like Hemingway said,
“There’s nothing to writing, really – all you have to do is just sit at the typewriter and bleed.”
Of course, we have laptops and smartphones now, but the sentiment remains the same. ❤
Anyone wanna buy a fuckin bloody old typewriter?!?!
A feeling of freedom unknown by the weak of heart… I love that. Beautifully done. 🙂
Thanks friend. Good to see you here.
Bungee jumping is a pretty good rush too! Love the blog J. 🙂
Thanks Sammiegyrl. As much as I like fear adrenaline, I think I’ll skip the bungee jumping thing altogether. lol.
Another rush that I LOVE is driving fast. 160 in a pony. Ohhhh yeah! LOL
Reblogged this on Americana Injustica and commented:
Another thing the Lion and the Lamb unsecretly have in common.
Fantastic piece. I’m basically afraid of everything. Lol
LOL. Thanks CJ. Fear is a good safety mechanism though. So don’t curse it. I find fear freeing, but I also respect it’s warnings.
I understand this feeling – it seems though my parameters of deathwish have changed. In other words, my life with my head are bound to a deathwish. I can understand the rush on a bike – when i was training for tri’s I felt driven by it, until i almost killed myself on a training ride.
I am very familiar with that drive on the bike. While more conservative now, I still get that rush of speed and being on the edge of control that is so intoxicating. That combined with the endorphin rush of training and physical fitness is amazing. It really is ONLY the endurance athlete that knows both the suffering and exhilaration to be found in pushing to those limits. Thank you for relating this friend.
When I competed in IMoo – I said to myself and to my boys that there would be only three things which would keep me from completing the race – 1. If I am in danger. 2. If I am sick and an EMT tells me that I should not continue. 3. If I did all that I could and pushed as hard as I could and was unable to make a cutoff in time. This was my mantra. I pushed and I pushed. I finished. My time was 16:57:00. I came in third place – from the end. And it just about near killed me:). The pain afterwards……….
I have not done Tri’s. The goal is to start doing duathlons soon as I enjoy running. Not a big swimmer so I will pass on that discipline thanks. Congratulations on finishing. It is not WHERE you finish but THAT you finish. Well done. I have been a competitive cyclist for years (not so much lately LOL) and know very well both the pain AND the satisfaction.
Hey Lisa. Thanks