Thoughts From the Coffee Table: It seems so easy from far away.
I watched people climb the dive platform in Rhodes for days. I wanted to do it. I thought I could do it. I was scared to do it.
Jutting out of the water like some monolith of ancient times, it beckons you with its Siren song. Odysseus wouldn’t have stood a chance.
3 platforms to jump (or dive) off, roughly at 1, 3 and 6 meters. So, of course, I had to go for the top.
As I made the swim out there I watched a girl climb to the top, wander around for a moment, and then make her way back down. She screamed as she jumped off the 1 meter level. I silently mocked her.
Out of the water now, and with about 30 steps to climb, I began to reassess the situation (and the girl). What was I doing? OSHA clearly had not approved this structure.
The view from the top was….terrifying. I knew my hubby would understand if I backed out (although I would have to destroy the video footage). I knew others on the top might even turn around with me.
Then I thought: I climbed up here. I know I CAN do it. It won’t be pretty, and it might hurt. And it is DEFINITELY scary.
But why else did I come all this way?
And if I don’t do this, what else might I choose not to do? The choice is mine. So just jump!