Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thinking Out Loud



Sometimes as we take a 'step' forward in life


we know that it could be all for naught.


We weigh the pros and cons......sometimes.


Other times, we just go ahead solely trusting our instincts.


Walking on the 'edge' like this can be both exhilarating 


and exhausting at the same time.


I suppose depending on what is at stake, the outcome will


 and can reflect the thought put into it or the lack thereof.


Either way, 'walking on the edge' can be both enlightening


and foolhardy. 

Along the shores of the Northwest Arm in Halifax, Nova Scotia.




19 comments:

  1. Yep! Neat pictures! Who's feet?

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    1. Crooked toes and all....they are Ron's feet!

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  2. Nothing ventured- nothing gained.. I say 'go for it' life is a learning curve any way you look at it.
    Great thoughts, Jim.
    Seas the day ~:)

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    1. Hey Pam! Great to see you again! I have tried to 'go for it' and will continue the journey. Thanks for dropping by and I LOVE that Snowy Egret on your post today!!

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    1. Thanks so much Vicki! Have a great day!

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    1. It has rocks of all sizes.....from 'pea' size to shed-size!

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  5. Walking on the edge is okay once in a while as an occasional activity -- but not as an everyday reality. Those who do live that way must lead very chaotic lives indeed.

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    1. Wise words from a wise lady. Thanks Debra.

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  6. Neat ledge... Great rocks... I don't like the "edge" anymore, but I used to.

    I'd hate to slip there, would tear my skin clean off...
    What were you saying about foolhardy?

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    1. It's all in the perspective Sharon.......that wasn't very high up at all but yes the rocks were jagged. I always thought you were an 'edgy broad'!! lol

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  7. continuing the journey, no matter how rough the rocks may become.......

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    1. There will be a 'smoother road' ahead, I am sure! You're the 'driver' don't forget.

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  8. Great photos, Jim. Yay, thought I recognized Nova Scotia. Love that province, well, save for that expansive bridge going into Halifax -- which leads me to -- You're right, walking on the edge doesn't have to have much of a height factor; it's the mental factor that intimidates, even on a perfectly safe bridge or wide open flat land. But we all have to walk on the edge once in a while to live life.

    Thanks, Jim, for stopping by and your lovely comments. I wish I had a magic wand to make this polarization go away. Truth be told, it scares me more than Dracula did when I was a kid.

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    1. So you were in Halifax Kitty! Thanks for dropping by and if I had a spare magical wand handy I would send it your way to help neutralize that polarization.

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    2. May you always find your way back from the edge.

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  9. the funny thing is, after reading the comments, that most people think they have a choice of being on the "edge". to me, living, itself, is being on the edge--sometimes we may have a "false" sense that we are safe, but we never really are. still, i get what people are saying--we can make choices about recklessness, but i see that as a different yet related concern! embracing the edge is the way to go for me!

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    1. Good point Tony. The 'edge' to some can be 'smooth-sailing' to others....depends on one's experience to date, I guess. The 'edge' certainly presents challenges and new ways of 'seeing' things around you.

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