Have you ever stood on the edge of a precipice
Gazing at the vast expanse of nature
Grass, trees, a river hundreds of feet below?
And as you marveled at the wondrous panoramic view
Did you suddenly take a flying leap off the edge
Plunging toward the river below in free fall
Even singing the lyrics to the Tom Petty song
As you descended perilously to what seemed to be certain death?
Then, did you notice a tree growing out of the side of the cliff
And were you able to grab onto it, breaking your fall
Then carefully climbing down the treacherous incline
Did you reach the river and collapse on the bank, thankful to be alive?
Have you ever done that?
Neither have I
I wouldn’t advise it
It sounds dangerous.