Fear of Falling

Todd Faber, in SANDMAN: “Fear of Falling”

Sometimes you wake up.
Sometimes the fall kills you.
And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.

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I’ll take my chances.

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14 thoughts on “Fear of Falling

  1. Ashish June 8, 2008 at 13:23 Reply

    Cant do it… acrophobia 😦 … of physical and emotional heights!!


  2. Ashwin June 9, 2008 at 11:18 Reply

    One of my fav short stories from Sandman! 🙂


  3. A June 10, 2008 at 08:51 Reply

    Sometimes you are noticed around,
    Sometimes you lurch and become schlimazel…
    And sometimes, when you Dance, you are liberated.

    I’ll take my chances…

    My last post relates to this I feel.

    As last blog post..Shall We Dan…?


  4. 'nonnymous June 11, 2008 at 05:41 Reply

    Sometimes you have other things on mind when you take the leap…
    Whats even more scarier than falling is teetering on the edge…

    ‘nonnymouss last blog post..My DARK side


  5. Cynic in Wonderland June 11, 2008 at 09:58 Reply

    ..its called the leap of faith.

    when ishappy budday? where are you?

    Cynic in Wonderlands last blog post..Cynic’s Tools for the corporate trade.


  6. Devesh June 11, 2008 at 14:26 Reply

    Ok is it just me or writing this reminded you of the fall from HEROES (the tv series) 😛


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  8. manuscrypts June 12, 2008 at 14:22 Reply

    and sometimes you sit and calculate whether you’ll die or fly until its too late 😐

    manuscryptss last blog post..Prisoners of birth?


  9. Anon Y. Mouse June 14, 2008 at 18:36 Reply

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy states that the key to flying is to fall – and miss the ground.

    I wouldn’t want to try it.


  10. IdeaSmith June 15, 2008 at 11:30 Reply

    @ Ashwin: Is that a ‘boy story’ or a ‘girl story’? Mine too! :mrgreen:

    @ Cynic: Hebby bud-day one month away.

    @ Devesh: You, I guess. I was relating a personal episode to the story in Sandman.

    @ manuscrypts: That’s true. I didn’t this time, for a change.

    @ Anon Y.Mouse: One of my favorite books!


  11. Sundar June 15, 2008 at 12:14 Reply

    and at other times, you fall to rise….

    Sundars last blog post..die to live…


  12. anand jeyahar January 2, 2010 at 04:25 Reply

    @Anon: Well i chipped my tooth trying that… ofcourse i was 12 then and hadn’t read the book… 😛


    • IdeaSmith January 23, 2010 at 19:46 Reply

      @anand: Heehee. I chipped a tooth, trying chin-ups at the window.


  13. anand jeyahar January 24, 2010 at 14:04 Reply

    @IdeaSmith: Well to be precise i wasn’t trying to fly… But sort of.. you see i was trying to jump hold a saree( that was hanging as a makeshift cradle) and do a Rambo style swing and kick…:P


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