tisdag 20 januari 2009

On the Edge of a Cliff

He said: I lay right there once at the edge of the rock. I was ready to jump, I was ever so lost. But this gentleman stopped and said something I never forgot.

For billions of years since the outset of time. Every single one of your ancestors has survived. Every single person on your mum and dad's side. Successfully looked after and passed on to you life. What are the chances of that, like? It comes to me once in a while. And everywhere I tell folk it gets the best smile.

And then the old man walked away and out of sight. Til the sound of him hiking turned to the sound of silence. I just froze in a profound surprise and from down on my pride I found a smile to my eyes.

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