‘Forty-three years ago today, Neil Armstrong became the first person to ever walk on the moon. In celebration of Moon Day we want you to write 33 words about someone who took a giant leap. It can mean whatever you’d like, just make sure you write exactly 33 words.’
John strode confidently ahead along the path. Suddenly he seemed to levitate, rising high and landing far. ‘What a jump!’ I exclaimed.
‘Amazing how athletic sleeping puff-adders can make one,’ he responded, pointing.
Gap between boulders too wide; landing-place too insecure; drop between frightening. In turn we three boys poised ourselves, but couldn’t summon the courage.
Later I returned alone, and did it. What a confidence-builder!
Time and again Mozart tried taking the giant leap. Strain them to the limit, as he did, chains of convention bound him. Then came someone who broke the chains. His name was Beethoven.
© July 2012 Colonialist (WordPress/Letterdash)