"Spin" in aviation training: a "stall" or loss of lift, a subsequent nose-down spin, the specific actions required for recovery, and the feeling, after recovery, that you could tackle absolutely anything!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Tell me!

Tell me about your adventure,
And the winds and currents that moved against you in your fight.
Describe, if you can, just how imposing your fear;
How much space it took up inside of you,
And how long before you realized it.
What shape did it take in its effort to stay with you,
As it made you think that it was a necessary part of you;
That you needed it?
I want to know everything about how you made it go;
How you took all of that, so very much that you could not
Expand your lungs...and your heart, your poor heart did
Barely beat;
This fear that drove you only to become smaller, more 
And in the very doing so, fed it, nurtured it like a beast, and 
Gave it run.
Did it fight you?
Did you relent?  Or did you stay steady and hold its eye?
And as it went; as you broke its last hold on you;
That last troublesome thread it hoped you wouldn't notice,
How fast did you move?
How fast could you go with this new breath from lungs,
Drunk, absolutely giddy, at their new expanding?
And your heart!  I can hear it from here;
Calling...tell me.
I need to know everything.

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