Free Fall

Inching closer to the precipice I peeked over the edge of the cliff to the swirling waters below. Waterfalls are beautiful until you’re standing at the top looking down and gauging the depth of the pool beneath you. He stood behind me egging me on, daring me to defy my logical, calculating mind and just jump. I closed my eyes, took a deep breath and made a leap of faith, my heart lurching as I free fell. I opened my eyes briefly to aim then shut them tightly as I drew my knees in to my stomach and plunged into the cold water, hoping for the best. I was suspended in the frigid pool and floated freely for a few moments before surfacing for air. Pushing the water off my face, my laughter echoed through the cavern and for the first time in months I felt free.

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