Come To the Edge


Learning to soar in a changing world

“Come to the edge, he said
They said: We are afraid
Come to the edge, he said
They came
He pushed them and they flew”
Guillaume Apollinaire, French Poet and Critic – 1880-1918.

Today I feel as if this were directed at me.  Looking at the crutches saying I cannot get down the two stairs outside my house and guess what – I can.

So in this time of healing and resting up I am still learning that there is little I can’t do.  I have to trust and have belief in myself and my strength.  And embrace all that is being offered to me in the way of friendship, help and love.


My rainbow

18 responses to “Come To the Edge

  1. GO YOU ! 😀
    There is so much I don’t do because I’m afraid to try, as much as I hate to admit it, sometimes all that is needed is a little push to make us surprise even ourselves. 🙂


  2. I’ve fractured my left ankle twice, and sprained it many times. I never could adapt to crutches, but was fitted with a clunky walking boot. I was actually in danger of hurting myself with the crutches – I am so uncoordinated. I am glad you are getting around a little, resting and healing.


    • Hello friend. Crutches are really difficult for me and while I railed against having a zimmer frame I am glad I have it. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I will get a clunky walking boot – we call them moon boots here. Thank you for your comment.


  3. I’m definitely one of those that has fear and needs someone to give me a shove either mentally or physically.


  4. life brings us many lessons, if we but pay attention, eh?


  5. A lesson worth learning time and time again. We forget sometimes the lesson is the same, regardless of the situation. Go to the edge!
    Great job, Judith. Keep on keepin’ on!


  6. I’m glad to hear you’re becoming more mobile! I didn’t think a little fractured bone was going to keep you down long. 🙂 Just don’t overdo it, ok?


  7. I had two knee surgeries as a kid…I was so stubborn when I was fourteen, I insisted on going trick-or-treating on my crutches (we lived in the country, and all the driveways were quite long!)…craziness!

    Glad you’re learning you’re stronger than you thought!



    • Thanks for the comment Wendy. Just getting from the car to the front door is an effort. Don’t know ow I would ever have managed long dfriveways. But hey – I am not 14. 🙂


  8. That’s one of my favorite quotes, Judith. 🙂

    I’m glad to hear you’re getting on better than you thought you would. Yay, You!


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