Friday, 31 December 2010

Who's ready to freefall?

So we've come to the end. This is it. The top of the mountain.
Take in the view then close your eyes and feel the wind on your face, soak up the atmosphere-we only get to be here once a year. Now look down on the path you've climbed up,remember the good bits ,the arduous bits and the memorable bits. Smile at the feat you've conquered.

Then come those nail biting  ten seconds in the countdown . It's time to leave the view, the quiet summit and snap back to reality. It's time to jump.
A sixth of a minute spent free falling through what life threw you in 2010. A sixth of a minute- unbelievable how fast the mind works under pressure...

TEN....Suddenly,your head becomes filled with swirling emotions, a mad blend of confusion. Your minds in a mad panicked rush to consider all you've done in the year, all the people you've met and hold on to it all. ...EIGHT... What's to come in the future? What new faces? places? ... SEVEN... What fights can I resolve, what slates can I wipe clean? A fresh start perhaps now? ....FIVE... this means the end of Christmas doesn't it? The end of holidays and boredom eating..Time for cold weather (without the optimism of Christmas to pull you through), work and in creeps the acrid stench of  starting a year all over again... THREE... Should I be kissing someone on zero? Quick, quick, scan for someone, anyone! ...TWO...time is running out... ONE... Oh lord, here we go, It's coming , It's time...                                                                HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!! 

And then there we are again, back at the bottom of the ladder, at the foot of the hill,at the  base of the mountain.

Well there's no point just standing there looking up! Get your shoelaces tightened, stretch your legs and take a deep breath.  It's time to start the climb again....


  1. ohhh this is such a pretty post! i loved it. what a great way to sum up the end and start of a year. you have such a gift with writing!

  2. Love this post!! you are such a talented writer!

  3. Roma, I love this post! Such a beautiful metaphor. Happy New Year!

  4. Heehee...this is fun. Thanks Roma! Happy New Year.

  5. I love love loved reading this post. It was so much fun :D

    Happy New Year, Roma :))

  6. What a great way to describe the feelings before New Years! You write with much maturity for a 16 year old. I think your blog looks great ! I'm hardly a pro at all, blog formatting and stuff (hence my white background), gets tricky!
    I love London and wished I lived there. I was lucky enough to spend 3 weeks at Regents College in 2006. Thanks for stopping by my blog I'm now following yours :) JILL