The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read.
– Winston Churchill –
I’ll keep this story short, then, with a few photos -not risqué, just risky.
Risk Tolerance and Comfort Zone – two concepts to think about now and then. At our house, The Car Guy is working hard to get back into his Comfort Zone, which for him is freedom from pain, and getting his neck brace off. (See A Perfect Storm.) Once that is achieved, he can start to think again about what his Risk Tolerance will be when the motorcycle is repaired!
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
– Anais Nin –
We live in an area of the country called Hail Alley. These white lilies have been in my garden for ten years or more, and without fail they get hit by hail either just before they bloom, or just after. That doesn’t stop them from blooming as best they can, though. Plucky little flowers.
The concept of reducing risk is not new. People have been managing risks in some form since human beings first decided to keep their hands out of the cookfire.
– Risk Management – BC Fire Academy –
Summer bonfires (with marshmallows) at the cabin. The grandchildren are old enough now to whittle sticks with sharp knives and use said weapons for tasks that bother timid adults. (This is the best I can do for a bonfire photo – I was never at the cabin on the evenings the extended family had a bonfire. It was just that kind of a summer.)
Adventure without risk is Disneyland.
– Doug Coupland –
My nephews little boy has a bike now and while he can’t keep up with the big kids on their bikes, he can sure park it where they do. He wears a helmet, of course, but the pot holes in the roads at the cabin have unseated him on more than one occasion, and he can show you the bruises to prove it.
I’m stepping out of my Comfort Zone today – I’m going to the dentist. Yes, I am a risk taker! How about you?