Tuesday, May 08, 2012

On the Brink

The 'brink' - kind of a complicated place to be.  There are two definitions of the 'brink' and both seem applicable at this very moment. I feel as though I am standing at the edge of a cliff, and if I step too close I will slip and fall, or dive into whatever it is I am supposed to begin.

Yep, it feels as though I am on the verge of something.  Something.  Some THING.  Since I can't yet wrap my head, hands and heart around what that thing is, I will meditate, okay sleep, on a the idea of brink-dom by co-opting the wisdom of folks with more street cred that I.

From the mouths of the greats to my subconscious:

On Vision  
"If I drive myself to the brink of my ability, then I don't get stale or bored. " - Dean Koontz

On Belief
"If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life - that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment - that would be the perfect state." - Cate Blanchett

On Philosophy 
"One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave." - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Ready or not, the brink is here and it will not be denied.

1 comment:

Lisa Carter said...

I like this: the brink as an exciting place to be, even if you are a little trepidatious. Good luck with delving into whatever comes next! It's good to be reading you again during Blogathon.