Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Flying

You've got to jump off cliffs--and build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury.


This is a scary quote. Scary because, well, it's true. Birds learn to fly by jumping, or being pushed, out of the nest. 

Sometimes we need to leap. We learn how by doing. Sometimes we may crash.

But sometimes we will fly.


9 comments:

  1. I learned that about birds this winter. I thought it was doomed. The parents didn't seem to care for the first day. I guess they were enjoying the peace and quiet.

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  2. eek!! That IS a scary quote, but so true, especially if we want to push ourselves.

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  3. I've been seeing a lot of Ray Bradbury quotes lately, and no wonder. He was such a good writer, and gave such good advice. As for jumping: It seems like every book or story I've been written has been a jump. Some have had happy landings, and some of them . . . well, learning experiences for sure. :-)

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  4. That should be "I've written," not "Ive been written." I could swear i did not write the "been." The computer gremlin is at it again.

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  5. I think it's fine to take risks as long as we know what the "worse case scenario" could be, and if that's something we could handle.

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  6. "worst case scenario," I meant!

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  7. A great quote to ponder on no doubt. Warm greetings!

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  8. Yup. Totally agreed. I have a post about that in my archives from the days before being published.

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  9. It's a scary thought -- scarier when it applies to something in the public eye, lke starting a new job...

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