{ Mo’s Jump–as told to me by 13-year old Massimo. }

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This isn’t Mo.  But it looks authentic to the story.

When I arrived at the northern Minnesota cabin, my uncle’s home looked calm and inviting.

I had no idea that 24 hours later I would be jumping off a cliff into a lake.

Later, I heard about the jumping rock while devouring a hearty plate of spaghetti. I didn’t determine to do it then. I looked forward to seeing the rock, and possibly watching somebody else jump off.

After a solid night’s sleep, morning activities, and more food, we piled into the boat and sped across the lake.

We arrived at the rock, which stood three stories high above the sparkling waters.

I stood there at the top. It seemed like half an hour before I got my courage up.

After I decided to jump, I ran and leaped into the air. When I landed in the water, my hands stung. But otherwise, nothing hurt.

When I swam back to the boat, smiling Julia let down a rope and I climbed up. Grandma and Uncle Nick said, “Congratulations!”

It was too windy to talk on the ride home. I was left to my own thoughts.

“If I had the chance, I might do it again. Then again, I might not.”

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This is the amazing Mo.

 

“There is a big difference in life between a jump and a fall. A jump is about courage and faith, something the world is in short supply of these days. A fall is –just a fall.” 

--Ian Morgan Cron

“They say: Think twice before you jump. I say: Jump first and then think as much as you want!--Osho

“He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch. 

--Jean-Luc Godard

{ Sixty Plus Cheers for Clee }

To amble (word prompt of the day) means: to take a leisurely, pleasurable walk.

This is the way my 60+ year old cousin Clee got her college degree.  After working different jobs and becoming a homeowner; and in the middle of her creative life, walking the lakes, loving her life and family, she accomplished a milestone.

She’s 60+ and just completed her architecture degree.

I don’t even think the college kids who shared her classrooms knew that she was old enough to really remember the Beatles.

While participating in projects; making arches in the brickyard and constructing cool metallic screens, she quietly ignored her age and got the job done.

I’m really proud of that girl in the robe, hat and tassel 🙂

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