2009/07/29

Insanity

DaGoddess @ 04:00

We stood safely off at the far “edge” and watched as young man after young man jumped from the cliffs into the rocky water below. It was both thrilling and terrifying to watch. “No way are they doing that!” we said. But they were and they were having fun. We also knew it was only a matter of time until someone got hurt.

Did we stay and continue to watch, maybe witnessing the trainwreck that was bound to happen? Did we walk away and silently wish everyone well?

We chose to walk away, opting to watch the surfers for a bit instead. Eventually a couple girls walked passed and said, “we were just going to jump and some guy hit the rocks. No way were we gonna do it after that!”

Sunset Cliffs Divers

Sunset Cliffs Divers

Part of me is damn glad I’m old enough to know better and avoid certain acts of pure insanity.

But there is that part that misses the fearlessness of youth.

The pics aren’t nearly as great as the memories.

11 Comments

  1. Even when I was young I didn’t jump if I wasn’t sure what I’d hit. Or not hit, as the case may be… ;)

    Comment by Pam — 2009/07/29 @ 05:43

  2. Yeah, that looks quite fun. And quite dangerous. My fearless youth ended abruptly after a couple incidents involving broken bones. And the sad part was, neither time was I doing anything particularly hazardous.

    Comment by diamond dave — 2009/07/29 @ 06:57

  3. I’m still in awe of the ballsy SOB that went off the far cliff…these guys are pikers compared to him.

    Comment by Scott — 2009/07/29 @ 08:12

  4. We used to do that off a cliff on Amistad Lake near Del Rio when I was stationed in Texas. I remember there were always many frosty adult carbonated malt beverages involved…….

    Comment by p2 — 2009/07/29 @ 09:36

  5. Do it! Do it! Go back and do it! We’ll go with you!

    Laura and I are experienced cliff divers.

    Comment by Cheri @ Blog This Mom! — 2009/07/29 @ 14:52

  6. It hit 105° at my house today, so you bet your sweet bippy if I was near water like that I’d be jumping in, rocks or no damn rocks.
    :zombie:

    (Cuz, I’m totally DYIN’ here!)

    Comment by Jan — 2009/07/29 @ 18:40

  7. do it! don’t sit on the bench!

    Comment by mlah — 2009/07/29 @ 23:45

  8. I shall beg off an let everyone call me a wimp. If I ever did anything like that I know I’d be the one to end up with a broken neck. Even when young I wouldn’t have done it. ;)

    Comment by Teresa — 2009/07/30 @ 08:27

  9. Be just my luck, y’know? I’d break my neck, both arms, both legs, and a couple other legs for good measure

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/07/30 @ 09:11

  10. I would never do that. I would never have done that as a teenager. I’m too chicken!

    Comment by Jason — 2009/07/30 @ 20:38

  11. Inside, I’m brave. Outside, I’m feathered and sport a beak

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/07/30 @ 21:03

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