Saturday, January 12, 2013

Trifecta: Changing the Pace

For Trifextra. 33 words for a new beginning.


Tightrope walking. Trapeze-like feats.


Toes tapping past drawn lines, sand  and otherwise.

"Should I?"

"Yes, you should." acknowledges the sensible one. 

Her Conscience.
"Stop."

"Just one last stunt?"

"No. Do not tempt her."

Fate.

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Here's to a more cautious 2013.  Strange feeling acknowledging this. For me.



26 comments:

  1. Well, after breaking your neck I can see why you'd want to be more cautious!!

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    1. It has also been pointed out that I don't have an "off" switch (by my friend this morning that I am with that doesn't either). Needing more moderation in my life, I think.

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  2. I really like the dual levels of this. The physical risks and the emotional ones..."lines drawn,sand and otherwise." This is clever and interesting.

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    1. Thanks for picking up on both aspects. Emotional risks are the very scary ones. Thanks for your comment, lumdog.

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  3. Ah!Conscience & fate-how we swing like puppets!I say go for it-throw caution to the winds Gina,you only live once;-)And hey,this is a fantastic piece of writing-loved it!

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    1. I love that..."how we swing like puppets" I've thrown too much into the wind and I'm afraid it's going to blow back on me like pouring a pop out the window of a moving car. Thanks, Atreyee.

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  4. Ah but Fate is so tempting... (:

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    1. It IS Draug and I get sucked in far too easily.

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  5. Yes, you should.. Acknowledges the sensible one... I love that line - fine line that it is. Nice piece, Gina. It's that tug of war that keeps us in motion.

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    1. The sensible one, my conscience, always tells me to "stop". Now if I would only listen. And that line is minuscule and alluring.

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  6. Fate: You should never tempt her. If only she didnt make it so easy. Great post.

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    1. Or intriguing and fun and interesting! So it's really "her" fault. Thanks, Bo!

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  7. This is great! I love the toes tapping past drawn lines and ending about not tempting fate. The challenging part is finding the sweet spot where you still tackle challenges and have fun...but you survive unbroken (but maybe with a few minor scratches) :)

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    1. I'm searching after that balance. The scratches are experience and I wouldn't trade those. They make us "us".

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  8. And off she goes, most always, yes?
    dk

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  9. You start with tightrope walking and end with Fate. Man, I hear ya. But what about those trapeze-like feats??? Can't beat em.

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    1. Those trapeze-like feats are the "money" moments as scary as they are but worth everything. They are exhilarating. Thanks for "getting" this.

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  10. Caution is overrated! But do what feels right.

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    1. It is but I should nod to it more often. I have a pretty good gut and that guides me well.

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  11. Caution is what keeps us alive, so it is good to listen to it. But I can understand the need to leap before you look-- sometimes the payoff is more than worth it!

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    1. It does keep us alive and I try to listen, believe me! That's risk assessment and management, I suppose, and very wise to employ!

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  12. Balance or something close to it is required. If you never take chances you miss out on a lot.

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    1. I think you know I'm more of a chance taker. I was also thinking (scary) that this year would be more about caution all around. The year's quite young and that all could/will change no doubt. I don't EVER like to miss opportunities.

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  13. I am NOT being cautious this year, I live so much of my life trying to do what's RIGHT and GOOD ...but it's not fun being SAFE all the time.

    However, I loved your words and I loved the way the cadence took me along on the trip. I encourage you to look before you leap..but to LEAP all the same. :)

    xo

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    1. No! Throw it to the wind. I've spent my life the same way (trying to be right and good) but have always found ways to let the fun in. Safety is overrated but certainly something to acknowledge when making decisions.

      Thanks for the kind words, Kirsten. My problem is that I am an enthusiastic leaper that might benefit from some time with feet firmly planted.

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