• free fall

    by  • July 12, 2007 • Uncategorized • 12 Comments

    in the moment between
    the orchestra tuning and
    the curtain going up
    lies a space big enough
    to hold our expectations

    in the last moment before
    the wheels touchdown
    and grab the runway
    as we catch our breath
    and let go of our fear

    in that one moment before
    beginning — when we know
    what’s coming but not here
    yet – that one moment
    full of waiting room before

    we climb up on a time
    and the moment is gone
    along with our memory of it
    until the next time the air stills
    and we free fall in possibility

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    12 Responses to free fall

    1. July 12, 2007 at 12:13 pm

      You’ve caught it perfectly – that moment when the “air stills…”

      Best of luck in the new job.

    2. July 12, 2007 at 12:19 pm

      Oh wonderful – especially the “free fall” feeling. Congratulations on your new job, Milton. I’m confident you’ll do great.

      Peace,
      Hedwyg

    3. July 12, 2007 at 1:26 pm

      I could really identify with this one – that leap of faith; believing there will be no regret.

    4. July 12, 2007 at 2:18 pm

      This is fabulous – the anticipation before a big moment and the “free fall in possibility.” Well done, you!

    5. July 12, 2007 at 2:43 pm

      Very nice… I like how I can interpret this line in two ways.

      “we climb up on a time”

    6. July 12, 2007 at 2:47 pm

      ..And yet we keep on searching for that moment.

      I interpreted it this way…

    7. July 12, 2007 at 5:16 pm

      You captured it, exactly.

    8. July 12, 2007 at 5:54 pm

      Oh yes, I know that space…you describe it so well…

    9. July 12, 2007 at 10:46 pm

      A perfect description of that anticipation before you try anything for the first time or do something new. My two favorites are: “as we catch our breath
      and let go of our fear” and “free fall in possibility.”
      Well done!

    10. July 13, 2007 at 3:48 am

      Some amazing lines in a compelling work.

      Bon voyage!

    11. July 13, 2007 at 12:44 pm

      the tempo in this is fabulous…i loved the sense of building up to the climax. awesome piece!

    12. July 13, 2007 at 2:49 pm

      Excellent! I enjoyed this piece… 😉

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