From the Windy City.
All I wanted was a jumping picture ::sniff::
photographer: my patient younger brother
It only proved my inability to get off the ground. Or maybe he just wasn't able to capture the vast height of my jumps quickly enough.
sigh, i even put my bag down. (could represent the abandoned weight of earthly burdens?) ha.
"Am I embarrassing you?"
final resort, "Why don't you ... try jumping off the ledge?"
If I remember correctly - from the amazingly horrible speech of John Paulson at stern graduation -'twas Winston Churchill who so wisely said, "never never never give up." ever ever. Although I prefer the version "try again and then quit. there's no point in being a damn fool about it."
The renewed motto combined with my brother's fear and desperation after I told him I was not leaving Chicago without a jumping picture: