Watching the skater boys under the Royal Festival Hall
the rrrrrroooollllllll rrrrrrrrrrroooooolllllllllllllllll rrrrrrrrrooooooollllllllllllll of their wheels
the THWACK THWACK as they defy gravity then land
most of the time followed by FUCK or faces twisted with disgust
but every now and then WHOA!
and they go again and again and again and again ~
Fearlessness takes practice
has to be birthed with each breath
whether you fall or soar.
(Often we hear about a desire to live without fear. But I see by watching them that fearlessness is not an absence of fear but continuing despite it).