[BGmusic: A Little Doubt Goes A Long Way by Reel Big Fish]
Quote for the day:
“I find you stunning but you are running me down.”
- Ingrid Michaelson, Sort Of
On my last beach trip, my girlfriends and I dared each other to see who could walk the furthest into the water, up to the point where the aquamarine suddenly turned deep blue, where shallow water sharply dipped into deadly depths [insert ominous music: tun-tun-tuuuuuun]. The rules of our little game were simple: hold each other’s hands and walk, don’t swim.
So there we were, six girls looking for adventure in the great wide ocean, psyching each other out with our screams as we inched closer and closer to the edge of “safe” waters. Being the tallest, I reached the furthest, and would have gone further if it weren’t for my friends’ overdramatic cries for me to come back. I probably would have made it all the way to the deep, where I would be forced to scull, but to appease them [and, admittedly, also out of fear - some of my friends were calling dibs on my camera, cell phone, etc.], I turned around and swam back to meet the rest of them.
Sometimes, it helps to have someone screaming in your ear to stop before you do something stupid. But on the other hand, it is also these cries of concern and fear that keep you from taking risks and possibly doing something worthwhile. It’s up to you to recognize if it’s time to humble yourself and listen or if it’s time to be stubborn, ignore the voices that tell you “no”, and go deeper.
So tell me, what time is this?