A jump to remember

It was a clear sunny day. I was walking along a very high rocky cliff beside a beach with a good friend and I felt happy just feeling his hand clasping mine while we were talking and enjoying the view before us. There were some people sitting along the cliff’s edges, while some were standing looking down over the seashore.

On the other side of the cliff was another rocky hill, about the same level as the place where we were standing. I wanted to go there but it’s just too far. He told me we can make a big jump towards it. I was a bit hesitant but since he was holding my hand, I just went along with him as he unexpectedly made a leap. It was a scary feeling as I felt my whole being plunging down. I felt so weightless and it seemed like time stood still. All I could think of was holding on tightly to his hand as we were falling down…

Surprisingly, we didn’t end up on the other side of the cliff but we landed on the seashore. There were other groups of people walking there too. I felt like floating while walking on the sand. I was so grateful and thankful to him for the experience. I’ve never had a jump like that in my entire life. I kept telling him “thank you.” It was a strange feeling of so much bliss.

The next thing I remember we were inside an elevator with some people coming in, and as I thanked him again, I heard him whisper sweetly in my ear…

That’s when I woke up and realized I was holding the hand of my teddy bear.

Sigh. It was just another one of my weird silly dreams. I pretended not to wake up so I could continue my dream but I know it’s not possible.

Funny how I felt so much alive after that dream. I don’t know why. I felt an awakened passion and zest for life like never before, like there’s still so much in life that I haven’t seen and done yet. It made me want to go bungee jumping, climb the Himalayas, go on skiing in the Alps, go sky-diving, get trained with Jiu Jitsu in San Diego, go sailing on a yacht in the Caribbean…. it even made me want to fall in love again.

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