It's a matter of faith. Faith=confidence in something or someone else. For the bird, it's faith in those flimsy wings--because she's seen her mother take flight a hundred times and believes she too can accomplish something great. From the safety of these leafy branches I've watched several friends, several of you, take flight, and it's miraculous. But the real reason I've taken the leap is because of the many wonderful and supportive people who have literally kicked me out of the nest. (You know who you are.) I've received encouragement, ultimatums, even received threats! (For which I will profoundly thank you, as soon as I stop plummeting to my proverbial death.) To those who have pushed and aided me forward, you rock.
And back to the mystery guest... I promise a free cheese wheel of your choice to anyone who can guess the identity of my future cohort.
Off Topic: Curious, what blog posts in the last 6 months have been the most meaningful/memorable for you? What were they about? Why did they stand out?