Like the baby bird that falls out of the nest
We must first learn to fall before we can fly.
There have been many times that I have fallen
Only to learn to grow wings to fly.
I have fallen from the nest and soared high above
Only to come back and realize that it is my
Falling that is what taught me to fly.
The falling part is the scariest part
To overcome. But to feel the exhilaration of flight,
And know that I can land on my feet,
That is the beauty of learning to fall.
© Ashley Cappelletty 2009