The Razor’s Edge. What a great book. It was made into two movies. But it is the book that I revisit every few years. The story is deep and textured but, in the end, it is about the choices we all make in our lives. We find ourselves on the edge of decisions.
We find ourselves at crossroads. So often we can see the decision to be made but wait. Or fret about consequences. So we freeze in place. We become frozen in time. We find ourselves at a life moment that is as sharp as the edge of the sharpest of knives. The road to self discovery always, sooner or later, passes over the edge of the razor.
So what to do at the moment of choice. Risk the cuts or step down. The stepping down means you just never know. You never savor success or failure. And both must be savored. We learn from both. We grow, many times, from the failures more than the successes. So step out onto the edge. The cuts may be the only way to find true healing.
In the ageless experiment we all step out on the edge. That is a timeless moment. Make the choice.