Okay so I’m a control freak. I like to know I can take care of myself, you know? Be cool. Know what’s coming next and how to handle it.
Why, oh why, then do I rock climb?? So insecure, so full of unknowns. Being above your last pro and not knowing if you have enough left to make the next clip. Not doing...having...being...enough... See where it gets messy?
Rock climbing teaches me trust, teaches me that even in insecure places and times, when I’ve spent all I have, there’s somebody at the other end of the rope.
"Trust Falls” launches today at Utterance Journal. You can read it here or scroll down the page to listen. Meanwhile, here are a few pics from climbing trips.
What are you most afraid of? What do you do to challenge that fear?