60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Be Willing to Jump!
by Diane Wyzga | February 12, 2021 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with questions carefully chosen to help you collect stories in the oral tradition or spark your own writing. Either way, you’ll say, “Thanks for the memories.”
I’ve known my friend Gene since we served together at the US Naval Hospital on pediatric wards. We went our separate ways after being honorably discharged, and then because the world is small and the Internet is large Gene found me and we’ve become fast friends.
He reminded me the other day: “Before you can fly, you have to be willing to jump from a high place.”
That reminded me of a much loved song: The Cape by Guy Clark.
And both reminded me of friendship, stories, taking a leap of faith, the passage of time, and the joy of it all.
Story Prompt: Take a listen to the song, remember when you were willing to jump from a high place and write that story!
Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something. All that matters is you have a story.
Eight years old with flour sack cape
Tied all around his neck
He climbed up on the garage
He’s figurin’ what the heck
He screwed his courage up so tight
The whole thing come unwound
He got a runnin’ start and bless his heart
He headed for the ground
Well, he’s one of those who knows that life
Is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath
And, always trust your cape
Now he’s all grown up with a flour sack cape
Tied all around his dreams
He’s full of piss and vinegar
He’s bustin’ at the seams
So, he licked his finger and checked the wind
It’s gonna be do or die
He wasn’t scared of nothin’, boys
He was pretty sure he could fly
Now he’s old and grey with a flour sack cape
Tied all around his head
He’s still jumpin’ off the garage
And will be till he’s dead
All these years the people said
He’s actin’ like a kid
He did not know he could not fly
So he did
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Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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