Forgetting to be Scared

We used to play like kids…racing, running, imagining all wondrous things, never stopping to say “what if somebody doesn’t like what I’m doing?”
As grownups (or at least as the grownups we often pretend to be) we let other people’s ideas, thoughts, opinions keep us from that kind of unabashed, in the open creative play.
Today, I got so excited I forgot to be scared.
I forgot to ask “what if they don’t like it?”
I forgot to consider “what will they think of me?”
I forgot to care if I fly or fail.
I forget to be scared.

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