Introduction"There are moments that, once lived, make life never quite the same again.
And there are people who, once met, are instantly part of your life fabric,
and you know without an ounce of doubt that they will be part of that weave for the rest of your life."
----Jennifer Jordan, Savage Summit
For me and probably many who attend Outward Bound, life is never quite the same again. It can be a sweaty, difficult, cold, profound and at times, even ridiculous experience that stays with you forever. But I can still recite the names of my crewmates 28 years later and remember fondly our two instructors who never kept us from making mistakes!
Perhaps for me, the most significant meaning came from a comment made by an instructor as I was tackling the high ropes course. I was moving along the "tightrope" section, clipped to a line above and standing out in the center of the 60' or so cable. I suddenly panicked and called out "I can't..." But of course, I could. The words had tumbled out of mouth without thought. Kate, the instructor quietly said, "Do you realize you have said that about every task you successfully completed so far today?" I was horrified at myself. I hurried across the cable and finished the ropes course but in reality, my work had really just begun.
I recently uncovered my Instamatic slides of this 23 day adventure and decided to create this album commemorating my experiences with my crew: NCP- 158