“Fear of Falling”

For many years, I thought I was afraid of heights. I’d get nervous, really nervous on tall ladders, overlooks, overhangs, roofs, you name it.  If it was up, I was pretty much not interested.

But. After a while, I became aware that my real fear wasn’t in being up off the ground, but in hitting the ground, er, without planning.

Seems like it’s an inherited trait. while I was careful to NOT instill fear in my children, by acting all cool and all, well, turns out they DON’T LIKE HEIGHTS – either.

But If I’m tethered in, and on a solid footing, or say behind a glass wall, I’m good, so I decided, It isn’t heights I don’t like, but the gnawing fear that well, things can just not turn out like you – plan.  So I wrote this song, lyrics here, to express my hopes about this realization!

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Fear of Falling

Fear of falling keeps me standing
Far away from you.
Fear of falling keeps me waiting
Don’t know what to do.

I can’t find my way without you
lost and lonely
I can’t see where
I’m falling too…

Fear of falling keeps me standing
Far away from you.
Fear of falling keeps me waiting
Don’t know what to do.

Everything about you
Is confidence and grace
When I’m close to you
I’m fearless too.

Fear of falling keeps me standing
Far away from you.
Fear of falling keeps me waiting
Don’t know what to do.

If I thought that you were near me
I think I could try
If I thought that you would catch me
I think I could fly.

Fear of falling keeps me standing…

Lyrics by Tina Steele Penn

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