This is part and parcel of my journey through life, as seen through my eyes, heart and mind. Scary I know!!- Hopefully this Blog will allow us to Learn & LAUGH, as well as to THINK and QUESTION: Who we are, Where we are heading and Who we are becoming- Join in on my journey?....... Or Not!
GOD BLESS AMERICA; AMERICA, BLESS GOD!
A carabiner or karabiner is a metal loop with a sprung or screwed gate.
The loop part opposite the gate is referred to as the spine. It can
quickly and reversibly connect components in safety-critical systems.
The word comes from "Karabinerhaken", meaning "hook for a carbine" in German.
OK--MAYBE IT DOESN'T LOOK A THING LIKE THE PIC ON MAGPIES SITE TO YOU!: BUT IT WAS THE FIRST THING THAT POPPED INTO MY HEAD! BUT I THOUGHT OF IMPROVEMENTS AND MODERNIZATION TO WHAT I HAD USED IN 19 AND 73!!!
As the rope slipped, burning like fire through my climbing glove, I realized Mountain climbing was way overrated! Even tightening my grip and remembering the safety training--((AN OXYMORON AT THIS POINT)_ most of it SLIPPED my mind!)), I was a Legend Before the Fall, and set myself up to Spiral Downwards, out of control in Life!
I remember wanting to Kick Miley Cyrus'--Hanna BanAnaas' Butt- softly singing "LIFE IS A CLIMB", as I gently fell, PLUMMETED out of control towards my imminent death! I THOUGHT A CARIBINER WAS SOMEONE FROM JAMAICA!!!!!
The only time I had trained on this, was TO rescue PEOPLE, during my Paramedic Training! It was fun repelling out of the 70 foot Fire Tower, as well as the Viet Namh era Huey Helicopter- with it's "chop chop chop" of the rotors!
As IF you could hear your instructor!!!! Yes--I have done that! That was 38 years ago--and things tend to FALL FROM GRACE, DROP, from the mind after all that time!
We actually flew patients in from remote areas
of the County- and Pilots were able to keep up their hours, so this was
why we trained.... but I regress......
Now I was the one in need of saving. Thankfully, just in the nick of time, I hit the back button on my Browser- returning me to my blog..and SAFETY!
So much for Modern Art- I thought. But I HAVE to go back for another look, as REPELLING as that may be!!