These two lines greeted me in an email from a dear friend today:
Go to the edge of a cliff and jump off.
Build your wings on the way down.
— Ray Bradbury
My first connection was to my favorite Guy Clark song, “The Cape” —
he’s one of those who knows
that life is just a leap of faith
close your eyes, hold your breath,
and always trust your cape
I find deep comfort in both. Sing yourself to sleep, my friends.