Saturday, October 28, 2006


CAPTION: "Photo courtesy" A brave person walking out on the Glacier Point edge to get a better look at the majestic view.

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out to another is to risk involvement. To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To play your ideas and dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss.

To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To hope is to risk despair. To try is to risk failure ... but risk must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing and is nothing. One may avoid some suffering and sorrow but one simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, live and love.

Chained by one's certitudes, one is a slave, one has forfeited freedom. One who risks ... is truly FREE.
~ Author Unknown

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