Defying Death (8 IMAGES)

You read the title correctly.  I defied death.  As I tell my tale you choose whether I played fool or hero.  To tell you true, sometimes what I do has me shaking my head and saying, “You’ve got to be kidding me!”  It’s a darn shame I don’t have a camera crew following me some days because of how the film of my life keeps rolling.

So anyway, the day dawned gloomy and very stormy.  That’s the day of this tale.  I said, “Amy, you are going hiking at Chestnut Park today regardless if it is pouring rain or not.”  I actually told my Mom on the phone I wouldn’t go if it was pouring so I did tell a wee fib, well cause it did end up pouring.  Sorry, Mom.  I really didn’t have the “intention” of hiking in pouring rain and to give a little credit to me it wasn’t raining when I left to drive to Chestnut.

As soon as my feet hit that trail, a trail my feet have traveled on at least a hundred times, they began to fly.  And as they began to fly I threw all caution to the winds and just allowed my Little Child to play.  Somehow in connecting to the Energy around me in that Park, I felt and acted 20, no perhaps 30 years younger.  I began to move and I mean really move, not carefully but with rock solid confidence in every step that I would not twist an ankle on a protruding tree root and hear a bone break, nor would my back suddenly spasm leaving me falling and gasping on the ground in agony.

Nope.  I flew.  The exhilaration I felt was close to that of when I used to run, something I am not able to do any longer.  The trail was very muddy with standing water and at first I really did try to keep my feet dry.  Finally that too I let go of and just leap frogged from stone to rock to tree limb as my feet, never stopping their rhythm, flew threw the mud.  I laughed, I squealed, I deliberately trekked through the mud instead of  stopping so I could find a “dry passage”.  I giggled.  I threw my arms wide and just LOVED everything!

OH.  MY.  GOSH.  Here I am just turned 60 and with a serious back issue and acting like a kid.  I just knew I would be OK.  Somehow I just knew.  No fear.  No hesitation.  I went for it.  And then …, the heavens opened up and gave me a thorough soaking.  I laughed so hard and at one point yelled out loud, “Is there another nut like me out here or am I the only one?”  I do believe I was the only one.  😂

I only had a raincoat, no rain pants.  Glasses steaming up, jeans sopping wet, squishy toes, I flew threw the mud with such wild and free abandonment.  I defied death in every sense of the word.  I have proof!  I actually took pictures along the way (ya think I would not record this most historical moment in my life?) to show you what a crazy courageous young woman I am!

Between the laughter, and the squealing, and the grunts (yeah those too!), and the treacherous slippery slopes, and the rushing waters I had to forge … and don’t forget those steamy glasses I eventually took off so I could see 😂 … I proved something to myself in a very huge way.  I can overcome anything and I have the courage to face fear and to laugh in its face.  And in doing what I accomplished that day, tons of stress fell from off my shoulders.  I actually could feel laughter again and smile for REAL.  You guys have no idea what it means to me having my Joy return to me.  I’m “light” again and the excitement I feel as I see youth and health and happiness on my face I have no words to express.  I am just so deeply grateful to see me again!

Now let’s get on with those pictures, shall we?

The Muddy Trail
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Me laughing so hard!  And no, that is not my bladder letting go. 😂  Man, I was wet!  Oh, don’t all women wear lipstick when trekking a trail in a forest? 🤣
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The very slippery slate Creek I forged.  Look way in the back and you’ll see the vertical muddy trail with a rope tied to a tree to hang on to as you slide down.  See the orange arrow on the tree to the right?  Yes this creek IS the trail!  I took this pic while standing ankle deep in this creek looking back at where I had just been.  Yes I really did get safely down that wet slippery muddy vertical slope without mishap and without landing on my butt!
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The GREEN is amazing due to all the rain we’ve gotten.  I promise to return with my Canon to get more pics!
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And here I am driving home still so wet.  What’s that saying about “There once was a  girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead”? 😂
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Post number 2 for the week.  Huh.  How do ya like that?

Photography/ “Defying Death”/ June 2017©AmyRose
http://www.herladypinkrose.wordpress.com

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100 thoughts on “Defying Death (8 IMAGES)

    1. Andy, I knew, I really knew I would be all right. I’m no fool. When I get into the Flow as I did that day whatever I set my mind to I can do. I’m strong and healthy and know these trails like the back of my hand. I have discovered when I do these kind of things my body starts acting in astonishing ways … decreased pain, increased flexibility, and a lot more energy. Life is about living and I mean living! 😘

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      1. I all seriousness if you really understood the hells I’ve been through with my back and still I will not quit nor bow to fear, you I think would be in awe. I know I am of me.

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  1. Fun story, Amy, filled with the pizzazz that makes each day an adventure. Loved hearing about your triumph, exhilaration, and seeing the proof in the photos. That waterflow looks very intimidating, and I love the greenness that the rains have brought.

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    1. Dan, there are days I just wouldn’t be able to do what I did this particular day. When I feel the Flow I go for it knowing full well all I have is that moment and nothing more. I’m in awe of me. For real. I’ve been through more hells with my back yet still I just won’t go down or quit. I came too close to quitting recently which really scared me. I’m fighting for me. If ever I land in that wheelchair that day will be one very sad day for me. And yes I am having fun! 😆

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  2. Well, Amy, you had me smiling all the way through your venture, the joy and the exhiliration you felt as you went back 30 years and let no obstacle like rain, mud or rock stop you! Good on you, girl! 🙂 🙂

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    1. Alleluia! Someone smiled! YES! The whole point of this post was to make the reader laugh and smile! And also to feel my exuberation for accomplishing something GREAT that day! Thank you, Pete, for this comment that in turn has me grinning!! YES! 😁

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      1. If you understood the years of hell I’ve been through with my back I think your level of appreciation for what I did would soar. I’m of the mind I will not give in to fear nor will I quit just to end in a wheelchair. That by the way is what medicine tells me is my future. Nope. I’m beating this 🤣! It’s been more then 23 years since my back injury and I’m still walking and so much more! Many stories I have … another day. 😘

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      2. Again, good on you, Amy! 🙂 What you did and what you do and the way you have approached your back injury is the best medicine there is out there! I will look forward to another day 🙂

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  3. Amy reading your post made me laugh too 😂 The joy you are spreading in your post is contagious! Wonderful to see you in such excitement and how you laugh about yourself. Let me hug you… lol!!!

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    1. Erika! How glorious I got you to laugh! Doesn’t it feel wonderful just to let go and laugh! There are times I laugh 😂 so hard at me it’s hysterical. The cares of this world are so heavy and to bring JOY is a humble Gift I possess to share with all. Much JOY to you this day! 💞🌟💕

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      1. Oh, how I love to laugh and I can become so silly and accumulate the silliness with my wandering fantasy. I hope one day we meet. We would be unbearable… 😂😂

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  4. You had such courage and strength to go through this. I would stop thinking about it the moment that I know it is going to rain. If a rain drops on my face then I would head home immediately. It looks like you have gone to an amusement park from seeing your smile. Such joy you had. Oh those are nice pictures.

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    1. To be honest with you, YellowCable, if I had my Canon with me I would not have taken a chance with a downpour. A light sprinkle is another story however and yes I have been out in a light rain with my Canon. Just to let go and not care and get dirty and wet and feel like a kid again was worth every single moment getting drenched. I’m happy you enjoyed viewing the pictures. Surprise was experienced when I viewed them because being taken with my Samsung I didn’t expect these images to be this good. The lush greens I am seeing this year are incredible. Now I hear the high temps are on their way. This should be interesting to see a “jungle” grow. Have a great weekend! 💝🌹💖

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  5. lol…you do in fact look like one of those mischievous kids who has been having the time of their life Amy 😀
    In fact, I do ‘see’ the glow within. And I’m relating to that ‘touch’ that is always within you now, the one that just opens you up out of nowhere, simply because you ARE free because of what you have gone through. And as you stand in that gift it will just radiate out, attracting many more to you, so that you can heal from that place within 😀
    May there be many more ‘muddy trails’ …oh, and maybe a scolding mom too…just because she loves you ❤ 😀

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    1. I am so looking forward to many more moments when the freedom within me connects to the Energy enabling me to fly. The exhilaration felt is something I desire each and every day. To feel like a kid again in every sense of the word, to forget my age, to forget my problems … and to just BE … I’m applying this experience to incorporate in my every moment. I feel Flow and Happy and Peace. There were a few hours yesterday when I got pulled back into “heavy” but by last evening the “dream” came back to life. Have a great weekend, dear friend! 💝🌹💞

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    1. After I recouped from all I did with my gardens, I pushed myself off the couch and told me MOVE. So I did and now I feel myself settling back into my Flow Groove and, Eliza, it feels wonderful! Gardens kicked my butt this year! Hope you are almost finished with yours!! 💝

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  6. Amy this post had me grinning from ear to ear my friend.. So loved the excitement within your narrative you could tell you were letting go of all fear and that you were experiencing pure pleasure within The MOMENT.. The only moment we have..
    Truly lovely photo’s Amy and lovely to see your smile in the rain my friend..
    Sending Huge Hugs
    Love And Blessings xxx

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    1. Since this day, Sue, I’ve experienced Flow for the most part in my every day. I can hardly wait to return to this trail to see what more I can do. I only stayed on it for about one half an hour slowly working up to my 3 hours I was doing last year. I know where to cut over to get back on the road as my legs get used to hiking. I do know my limits even though this post would have you thinking differently. As it is I accomplished a lot that day and am so proud of me. Happiness has stayed. Ahhhhhh and the stress relief as well. This is living! 💕🌻🌼💕

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      1. Brilliant Amy.. I spent all day walking yesterday with just a half hour break sit down.. And have some wonderful flowers to show you soon as we went to the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.. .. such a wonderful day we had.. 🙂 Keep LIVING dear Amy in those Happy NOW moments.. much Love right on back ❤ 🌼😍💖

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    1. Yes they are, DellaAnna. The lush green I am seeing this year on account of all the rain we’ve had is mind blowing. Now the heat comes … we’ll see where this leads. Have a great Sunday! 🌹

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  7. I have not been answering your comments and I really feel badly. Your site has a huge warning on it that it is a possible phish site and when my OS system had to be replaced I could not help but think your site was the cause of it. Since then I have not gone back to your site and I have been very wary of answering you. But today I just had to tell you what is going on. You don’t strike me as someone who would be running a phish site so whatever is going on with your site I really hope you get straightened out. I truly miss your posts. And about 60. I don’t have much to loose so why not act like a kid again? That day was so much fun and yes I plan on doing it again! Thank you for continuing to be here even though I haven’t answered your comments. Much Love ❤️

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  8. I take my hat off to you Amy Rose… what an extraordinary day for you exploring Human fear and experiencing only pureness of spirit. This pure energy will ensure you stay balanced in the coming time… much love to you AmyRose and thank you for sharing your wonderful adventure x

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    1. Tears. Resa, I don’t know what is going on but yes I too see youth on my face and within me. My diet, my exercise program, my life. I think perhaps I am a fairy. I do know I feel like a fish out of water most times in this realm. So good seeing you here!

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    1. LOL There must be something in the air lately because I feel young. I am accomplishing so much and with such ease. The years I have put into my health are really paying off. SO glad you saw this, Helen!! ❤

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    1. I know this forest, Sharon. I’ve been doing this trail for 2 years now and in fact what once used to be hard is now becoming easy. I just may have to find another park that has even more aggressive trails then the one I’m doing now. 😂

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