[at-l] on risk

Steve Landis s.landis at comcast.net
Sun Oct 20 13:28:57 CDT 2013


Right on time...
http://www.eveningsun.com/local/ci_24346156/pa-hiker-airlifted-hospital-after-cliff-fall?source=rss

On 10/20/2013 1:29 PM, sloetoe at yahoo.com wrote:
> I saw this on the cdt-l, and thought I'd cross-post....
>
> 10/13/2013
> About Risk -- Jeep Gaskin
>
> ...49, 3 kids, all of whom climb. in fact we're going sunday. I'm going to
> die and so are you. so are my kids. in the perfect world I'll die before
> they do, but there aren't any guarantees. so I prepare them for life the
> best way I know how, doing the things that prepared me to massage my
> mother's feet and tell her not to be scared, that it was her time to go.
> and that made it possible to kiss my dad one last time and tell him I loved
> him, and walk away. if you have depth to your soul and insights into life's
> lessons and you didn't get them from risk then congratulations but I can't
> relate. climbing can be deltoids or it can be zen; it can be runout or
> short safe falls; it can be skies filled with lightning or crisp air ahead
> of mare's tails. It is never standing in a grocery line.
>
> Spatior, ergo sum.
>




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