free fall


    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


    1. 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!

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