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“Spread your arms and hold your breath, and always trust your cape.”

Sometimes in life we embark on a journey that involves a leap of faith. We jump into the unknown future we desire with no idea where we will land. We just know somehow we will grow our wings on the way down and we will be ok. I believe the learning is in the journey. It’s been almost five years since Chris and I bought our boat, and like The Fool we stepped off into the unknown. It’s been an awesome journey. It has had moments that take your breath away and moments that scare the breath right out of you. But we’ve made it safely to each destination – whether figuratively as in getting through a difficult decision; or realistically as in making it to the next safe, calm bay. Intuition was our cape, we trusted it, and we didn’t let anyone talk us out of our dream. We didn’t know we couldn’t do it, but we knew we had to try.

If The Fool could give us any advice he would sing us the song, “Trust Your Cape” by Guy Clark:

Listen to the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4q-Q6LSfuI

Eight years old with a flour sack cape tied all around his neck
He climbed up on the garage, he’s figurin what the heck
Screwed his courage up so tight, that the whole thing come unwound
He got a runnin start and bless his heart, he headed for the ground
 
Well he’s one of those who knows that life is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape
 
Now he’s all grown up with a flour sack cape tied all around his dreams
And he’s full of piss and vinegar, and he’s bustin’ at the seams
So he licked his finger and checked the wind, it’s gonna be do or die
He wasn’t scared of nothin’, boys, he was pretty sure he could fly
 
Well he’s one of those who knows that life is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape
 
Now he’s old and gray with a flour sack cape tied all around his head
And he’s still jumpin off the garage and will be ’til he’s dead
All these years the people said, “He’s acting like a kid”
He did not know he could not fly, so he did
 
Well he’s one of those who knows that life is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape
 

Yeah, he’s one of those who knows that life is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape
Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape
 
Songwriters
Clark, Guy / Janosky, Jim / Clark, Susanna Wallis

 *Linda and her fiance’ Chris, have been traveling and living in the Caribbean on their sailboat, Troubadour. Read about their journey at http://sailingtroubadour.blogspot.com/

*Image of “The Fool” from Shadowscapes Tarot