~~Life Changing Events~~  

Linds1957 60F
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2/18/2006 10:24 am

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~~Life Changing Events~~

The Olympics are on .. just in case you had your head in the sand, ignoring the world and it's going's on...

Sometimes I think it would be fun to ski down a slope as fast as I can possibly go...Then I see some poor soul crash after miscalculating a turn on the slope. Sure they look so good in their beautiful ski outfits.. Have you noticed how skin tight they are? If a person had a raised mole it would be visable.

They trained for months, and in some cases, they trained for years, and sometimes their whole lives were in preparation for the run down the mountain for the olympic gold. Anyone can just fly down a slope on skis..I got pushed from behind one time and I did a fast slide down a hill. That was exciting...and scarey. I guess some people thrive on living on the edge of disaster. I haven't figured out if I'm one of those people or not. Part of me wants to fly down the slope of life just as fast as I can go..The other part of me wants a safe and comfortable, if bumpy ride. Part of me says.. hey..I'm not ready yet.. The other part is saying, I've prepared long enough, let's go...

It would be sad if I stood waiting at the top of the hill and never heard the bell to signal the start of a momentous run down the hill...Never saw the waving crowds cheering me on...Never embarked on a potentially fun and life changing event.

Comparing my life to the olympics..is that crazy or what..

rm_xxx1on1xxx 65M

2/20/2006 8:27 pm

Once.....way back when.......I was skiing with my ...then...wife. I worked for a man who told me a story about he and his son skiing...and challenging each other to make no turns...ski striaght down the mountain..and I challenged my wqife to do the same....I chose a lift that was only half way up the mountain.....and let her go down first...figuring I'd catch her. I did...and by the time I got to the last pitch I was going so fast I was afraid to do any turning as catching an edge probably would have killed me.....so I flew off this road...went maybe 80- 90 yards in the air and landed right where people were putting skiis on the get back on the lift...threw my skiis sideways and slid to a stop...almost toattly blinded by the tears in my eyes...but tried my best to look cool. My wife skiied by me maybe a minute or two later and just said...."Do that again and I'll never ski with you again"! After skiing...driving home I looked out the window....looked at the speedometer...and doing 65 MPH said to her..."you know...I think I was going this fast on my skis today"!..and I meant it! I never did that again either.

Ginnung 38M

2/21/2006 1:38 am

I'm not a fan of the Olympics. Imagine devoting your life to a single thing to such an extent that you become among the best in the world at it.

Now chase it with the realization that you're past your physical prime, and that you'll never again be where you were. That's got to be some pretty serious depression and misery right there. Toss in the staggering amount of pressure, and I can see this really messing up people's lives.

I'd rather be happy with where I am, myself.

Linds1957 60F

2/21/2006 8:26 am

LOL...XXX...that would have been funny to see..LOL..and I'm glad you're alive to tell the tale..LOL..hugsss

Linds1957 60F

2/21/2006 8:28 am

Ginnung.. but they have stories of the glory days to tell their grandkids..lol

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