The Unknown

March 24, 2010
By beccaboo92 BRONZE, Mooresville, North Carolina
beccaboo92 BRONZE, Mooresville, North Carolina
2 articles 5 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
A scheme of which every part promises delight can never be successful -- Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice

You stand at the edge.
Your eyes peer over and see the vast waters that await you below.
You feel the weathered rock, crumbled beneath your feet.
The wind whistles in your ears, blowing your hair in a violent rage around you.
Closing your eyes, you take in a breath of the salty sea air.
Are you taking in the beauty of the moment?
Are you preparing yourself for what is to come?
You don't know.
But still, you inch forward.
The anxiety builds.
So does the exhilaration.
The adrenaline.
The fear of the unknown.
You fear it, but need it.
This was it.
This was real.
One last breath,
and you take the plunge.

The author's comments:
I was laying in bed one night about to fall asleep when one of the lines just hit me, and it was the first thing I ever wrote that just came out of me. I think it's important for readers to know that it's metaphorical. It's not just about cliffdiving, it's also about life in general. There's nothing like jumping full-force into a new experience and I think that it's something everyone should experience. If you're gonna get wet, you might as well go swimming.

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