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On the edge

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Some of us like to live on the edge, some of us like to avoid it, some of us will do what we must to keep the edge at bay, but will nevertheless confront it when necessary, and some of us don’t believe there is an edge at all. Much as some or all of us would like to deny that there is an edge waiting for all of us, it nevertheless is there. You could be a risk-taker always living on the edge of physical dmaage or worse or you could be always living on the edge of financial or social disaster. You could be shy and retiring and always living on the edge of discovery or ernest and studious living on the edge of discovery as well. You could be overconfident and brash, not recognizing the edge in front of your face and either hurting yourself and others or missing the chance of a lifetime.  We all are living on some sort of edge; the key to taking a successful leap or safely stepping back is the recognition of our own individual ledges, then making a conscious decision regarding our further action or inaction. This effort will contribute to our self-knowledge and can lead to appreciation of the kinds of qualities, positive or negative, we possess. Isn’t it better to know ourselves than to be surprised by our own actions?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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