Because I faced my fear

I was rewarded with fortune.

2M00919Dig-Round balancing rock

Normally, I’d hesitate or pass completely

with what I could see so far.

But cautionsly, anxiously, I


Oh!  Why didn’t you say so

in the first place?

You completly misrepresented

yourself, in the hopes I’d

like you anyway.

Well, when I looked, your

insides revealed attractiveness

beyond measure–at least

beyond my expectations–

which were very hesitant…

So, I took what was behind the

curtain and hit the jackpot.

Fears are a heavy burden to

carry around all through

life.  They may keep us from

many wonderful experiences.


M00156M.tiff Painted hills with storm clouds. John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon

Photographs © Dennis Frates Photography

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