Friday, March 19, 2010

The Jump

Note: This is not a poem.
























I took the first step. The plank I was walking on trembled and so did my knees.
I stared straight ahead and saw where the horizon met with the blue sky.
I took another small step and again, the plank trembled.






























I looked down and saw white corals submerged below the sea’s crest tens of feet below me.
I hardened my jaw and focused at the task at hand.
I took more small steps and seconds later reached the end of the plank.






























I raised my hand sideways to shoulder-level, took a deep breath, then jumped.
I landed feet first and emerged out of the sea gasping for air and gulping sea water.
The jump was exhilaratingly good.






























It was my first platform dive. And I conquered my fear of heights.
I swam back and made my way to the platform.
I jumped again.

28 comments:

Skron said...

Wait. Did you do the chicken when you jumped? Because it looks to me like you were flapping your arms in the picture.

The Scud said...

skron, i didnt. i had my hands on my life vest when i jumped. :D

gillboard said...

looks like you're flapping your wings... hehehe.. i keeeed!!!

r u s s said...

Well Done! Congratulations.Ü
Next time, it's going to be a lot easier, that's for sure ☀..☮..✮..♥..✈

Skron said...

That's not you in the pic, then?

Mangyan Adventurer said...

Naks naman!

Nakita ko nga sa kay Lawstude at kay Dong HO!

ahmer said...

Gusto ko subukan yan! : D

atticus said...

congratulations! someday i'm going to do that, too.

the donG said...

hahaha... saya niyan at may isang hindi nagdare.

len said...

The photos actually reminded me of the opening scene in the movie "A Walk to Remember" only your setting looks way better. hehe

Nakakarami ka ng adventures. :p

Photo Cache said...

That's a wonderful adventure. It must really be so much fun enjoy some water activities.

random student said...

clap-clap galeng ano kaya olympic score mo? di ko kaya yan. di ako marunong magswim

Raft3r said...

astig!
next time yun mas mataas naman!
hehe

Sonia said...

C., next time, make it more dramatic by taking off at a run...oh, and what did you do to your hair? :-p

Ria Jose said...

Thank you for this post!

I hope you visit Mindanao again, soon! :)

The Scud said...

gillboard, oo nga. napansin din ni skron. hehe.

The Scud said...

russ, oo nga. di na nakakatakot. :D

The Scud said...

mangyan adventurer, nyahaha. andun ba ako?

thanks for dropping by. balik ka ulit.

The Scud said...

ahmer, punta na ng davao. masaya dun.

The Scud said...

atticus, kelan ang someday na yan? para masaksihan ko. hehe.

The Scud said...

dong, oo nga. nagpa-picture lang. nyahaha.

The Scud said...

len, dapat madaming adventures habang bata pa. hehe.

The Scud said...

photo cache, it was so much fun. and safe too coz of the life jacket. :D

The Scud said...

random student, perfect score. nyahaha. pwede yan. meron naman life jacket. di ka malulunod.

The Scud said...

raft3r, susubukan ko yan. aral muna ng swimming. :D

The Scud said...

sonia, i look weird no? hehe.

The Scud said...

ria, balik kami sa september. see you then. :D

Andy said...

Okay yang jumping from a platform: adrenaline rush. :)