"Some years before this
I'd been walking on this beach
in fog and light rain,
when two 40 foot wide
sections of the hillside
came crashing down toward me.
The adrenaline rush that powered
my flight to safety served its purpose,
but there was a price to be paid.

Before this incident, I had been
quite fearless about heights.
Now that same hormonal rush
doesn't feel good at all.

The mind may forget something
like this: the body doesn't."


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