Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Safety at the Edge


Walk the edge safely and with joy.
Carlos Rosas
More and more I'm convinced that what looks like the safe route often isn't. That for some of us auditioning is safer than accounting and writing is safer than teaching. What's dangerous is squishing yourself into the wrong shape. What's safe is being who you are.
Side Note: It's Wednesday. Make a wish at Wishcasting.

8 comments:

krista said...

This picture is fabulous!

Shannon said...

Safety is being who you are. I like that! Funny when I hear the word 'safety' two phrases come to mind: Safety Patrol and Safety First! hehe

Vedrana M. said...

just wonderful and really something to think about...

Star said...

"squishing yourself into the wrong shape" - yup; I've done that. I'm not sure I've found just the right shape, but I'm experimenting.

Love this photo, Jamie.

Sacred Suzie said...

Squishing yourself into the wrong shape...I love that Jamie and boy, can I relate. It reminds me of my editor self, I am not a natural organizer or perfectionist and that squished the writer right out of me.

Here's to scary thrilling spaces where you can be your whole self.

Tammy said...

Great image - squishing myself into the wrong shape is what I tried to do for years. Now that I've given that practice up, things are clicking, and I'm happier than ever!! I'm the real me, no matter who likes it or doesn't! (I like it, and that is what counts!)

Jessie said...

oh jamie...this photo is spectacular. i want to be there. where is it?

as for your words...i can't help but agree whole-heartedly. you are a wise woman.

lots of love!
j.

liz elayne said...

this photo, quote, and your words are full of such inspiration. thank you for them...

i just want to walk along the water today...i should get out and do that here in my corner of the world...