There are moments when you…


…There are moments on the brink, when you can give yourself to a lover, or not; give in to self-doubt, uncertainty, and admonishment, or not; dive into a different culture, or not; set sail for the unknown, or not; walk out onto a stage, or not. A moment only a few seconds long, when your future hangs in the balance, poised above a chasm. It is a crossroads. Resist then, and there is no returning to the known world. If you turn back, there is only what might have been. Above that invisible crossroads are inscribed the words: Give up your will, all who travel here…”

~ Diane Ackerman


Passage Excerpt from nytimes.com.

Eddie Catlin – Actor. Peter Batchelor – Narrator / Voice.  Music Credits: “Preparing” by In The Nusery. “Hope Renewed – Instrumental” by Martin Sebastian Holm.

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  1. Love this David…thanks.

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  2. Me too loved this.

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  3. lkanigan says:

    “Fortune favors the brave”…love that!!

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  4. Alex Jones says:

    Life is a set of choices.

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  5. David. Te trick is to be aware enough to recognize those critical moments. Great post.

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  6. Wow…the resonance of that voice (was it Patrick Stewart?), the chills as I watch, and listen – realizing that no action is no alternative. To trust that should one circle the chasm and make the leap, no fall is permanent, no height too precipitous. Wow. Full stop

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  7. What Mimi said…precisely. 🙂

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  8. This one gave me goose bumps.

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