Striding Edge

Striding Edge

by Lucy Hinton, December 2006

Terrible decisions look like a jagged ridge ahead

Neither way down looks easy

And it’s wild and windy here on top

But great adventures are made in such places

They have us swearing blind at them

Berating ourselves for ever setting foot outside our door

And wishing we had come better equipped

Yet one day they are the memories we hold most dear

They are the treasures of our character

The tests through which we got to see most clear

the face of our own soul