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Brace yourself, your about to double jump… 11,075 feet into open air. As my friend @Lapolda would say “take my fist”. :sunglasses:

The first day of summer vacation had arrived, And the 80’s had just begun. Up late for an early lunch and out the door lickty split, straight over to Shelly’s house. We’ve been friends for as long as I can remember, she pretty and gives me a queasy stomach from time to time, by looking at me in a way I don’t understand. She is waiting on the porch with a towel around her neck, we head to lake for a swim and to test ourselves. Walking with her was like being free of everything else, the conversation flowed and nothing else around me mattered, I really didn’t know what the feeling was as I do now.

All the way there we talked of how we will summon the courage to take the leap of faith, speaking bold of how we have no fear over the matter of trembling hands. Once we arrive, a lump forms in my throat looking up to where I’ll be standing soon. Our other friends are already there, playing Frisbee and catch with a football. The ten of us were a bit of a gang but we didn’t hunt people down to kick their ass or anything like that. Together we were invincible with our resolve to conquer any obstacle in our path.

First up is Mike, he is the oldest of us all and often talks us into things we really don’t want to do, up the embankment he goes to the bridge above, climbing over the railing at the top he runs for the third light pole on the bridge over the lake. From there it’s 75 feet to the water, he stands on the concrete base that holds the light pole and waves to us on the shore. Suddenly he leaps and becomes a spear with hands held up over head and feet pointed down. It only lasts 2.5 seconds, but the feeling is weightless flight straight down.

Harry and Clifford go and then Melissa, the others follow until it’s just shelly and I looking at each other. Scrambling up the slope, helping each other up here and there, grabbing the railing to pull myself up a semi truck whizzes by with an enormous rush wind laced with sand and diesel fumes. Scared and staring to show it, I climb over first, offering a hand to her at the top. There is little traffic this time on a Saturday, so we should be safe to make the run.

Starting at a jog and working my way up to full tilt, we stride side by side past the first pole, then the second. Slowing our pace as we reach the third light pole, I can feel my heart hammering from the hundred yard sprint, stopping to look around, she climbs up on the concrete base as I boost her up. Reaching the top, standing together the wind whips and twists around us. White cap waves that lap so large on the shore, look like little ripples around my feet with toes hanging slightly over the side. There’s yelling from the water, “ come one chickens!!! Jump already!”. Looking into her crystal blue eye’s with long blonde hair blowing all around, she takes my hand and says “on 3”.

Time and motion seems to be slowing, turning my head up to look at the sky, we lift arms up… “1” I yell at the top of my voice, “2” she screams with a piecing cry, “3” we call out in unison. Leaping into the air, I look over to see the fear mirrored on her face as we take the leap of faith. Accelerating in one second to a blinding speed, I suck in all the air my lungs will hold, she does the same. For one second we are falling together into the water below, never to know the feeling of being to scared, ever again. Adrenalin is starting it’s dizzy ways, suddenly the water roars into my ears, losing my grip on her hand in the splash. Sinking quickly at first the motion of falling slows. Kicking my feet hard, my skin is burning with tingles from the friction of moving fast through water.

Looking up to the surface I can see fractured sun light, I’m at least 25 to 30 feet below, air bubbles all around in every size are racing me back to the atmosphere. Shelly’s foot kicks my arm, becoming aware of her location we struggle to the top, relieved we have survived. Breaking the surface right behind her, gasping for air, an uncontrollable laugh bursts forth from me, wiping the water from my eye’s and throwing my head back. Swimming back to shore is easy, we relate our feeling in short blurps like “that was like, so totally narly”, “like… fer sur”.

Moving up the sandy shore to the rocks under the bridge, we crawl up to the path that leads to the park. There’s no one else around, shivering with goose bump skin I hold her close and share my warm, wrapping my arms around her. Laying her head on my chest, with a bear hug in place, she whispers “It’s going to be a great summer”. Looking up at me, falling toward to those passionate red lips, my eye’s start to close… A massive hand grabs me by the neck and another by the arm, a booming voice breaks me free of the moment I have longed for… for so long, “your under arrest!”.

Two officers of the Police department are taking us out from under the bridge where we see our friends laying face down in the grass. The taller officer pulling me along barks “do you know how dangerous it is to be jumping off the bridge?”, I stay silent and shrug my shoulders, he tells Shelly “you should know better little lady”. The third officer tells our friends to stand up, the officers bring us over to join the group.

They are talking to each other for a moment, the tallest one starts to speak… “ I’m going to spare you the speech about drowning and cut to the chase. There’s a little old lady that lives right over there and she called us in a frantic panic to report that children were committing suicide right before her very eye’s“. We all start laughing and he gives us a look that says it’s not funny… A sneaky smile creeps into his frown. He sighs and says, “I know every one of you trouble makers and I’m going to arrest all of you if you do this again, now all of you go over and apologize to her for scaring her half to death”.

She is standing in her yard, looking at us with dismay while we are crossing the street to beg her forgiveness for causing such great worry. After explaining that we wanted to start the summer off with something spectacular, we all laughed and talked about how awesome it is that every one in the neighbor hood looks out for each other and their children. Turning to leave our new found friend after a long conversation about life and how precious it is, Miss Patterson ends the good bye with “Maybe you should jump off the other side of the bridge where no one can see you”, she said with a wink and a wave of her hand.

Years later…

Eleven thousand feet between, gravities tug turns to yanking at my guts.
Waiting for solo sailing flight of infinity, the last door I may ever step through yearns for me.
Chaos fills the metal bird, wind screw lifted flight, in the last seat… Seconds from the door.
Number one go! The jump master follows his target, I’m next! Panic… shuddering pulse becomes hammering blows to the chest, mind shares with the heart what it knows.

I watch the instructor for permission to cast fate into the winds of frozen time, Number two… is that how many hours have just pasted? Both hands hold a side of the portal to the world below, drifting powder puffs dot the horizon. Go! For a moment my muscles fail to respond, greasy wobbling sickness takes over… seconds of fear trail on to more. Rush of static electric vibration whips up my spine, leaping out of air stream into the great wide open.

Turbulence of acceleration in changing direction, motions, tumbling, visions of sky then land back and over… I regain precarious balance on the tip of fist pressing hard into my stomach, lashing at my face. Violent bone wrenching, twitching muscles convulse at my ever quickening pace and pulse, adrenaline slams into my forehead as my eyes take in… Flight. A human wing, free gliding through mother earths air mass. Falling sensation leaves me partially blind, tunnel of light, only pin point of ground visible. Blinking, squeezing hard and back like sneezing, toes curl as tension grows.

One second more, and then another… blackness ebbs back from my sight. I’m dropping back down from my up, one thousand feet in seven seconds, one hundred and twenty miles I could pass by in an hour. Fifteen seconds and the view is a round horizon for as far as can be seen. Mazes of rivers flow under bridges to blobs of lakes, I see a flock of white bird wings diving and shifting in unison.

Jump master stays at my sides and signals for a pull test, I complete twice with success… examining my mental composure in this fleeting moment, he’s sliding back with graceful control and I get another signal… I’m on my own. Free sensation like laying in water trying to float while fighting against sinking, in reverse. Thirty seconds and four thousand feet have flown by… the critical moment about to arrive, pull the cord to survive.

I notice with sudden shock, my breathing has stopped. Oxygen is penetrating my skin through every exposed pore, six thousand feet gone to history of memory, falling from the sky. Five thousand feet from terra firma, altimeter bleeps and flashes as the headphone resonates with the words… Rip cord now! Gripping the loop seconds before, swiftly snatching it straight out flat, drag shoot snags current and yanks a silky flower from my back.

My head snaps forward before neck muscles start resisting the rapid deceleration, from horizontal to vertical in one fifth of a second. My feet feel like liquid lead is flooding my body, two seconds of rattling nerves as rustling material dances, spreading like a sheet over a bed, opening to full sail. Slamming crack, popped broken air mass slams against the opening. Snatching and clawing for the grips, seeking control over my only hope for landing as I left the earth… standing. Wrapping my hands taught, I pull soft and then tug hard left to stop right way drifting.

On course for selected landing location, one thousand feet a minute twisting in a slow buzzards cork screw motion, eye’s searching for precious moments to catch in the cage of reckless thoughts. Everything small, grows the closer to her I get, returning to life as I know it every day. Walking, riding, working, writing, talking to family, sharing and caring about those around me, wondering what I can do to help you, help me.

A thousand feet more and freedom is almost over, what goes up, never wants to come back down to lost. The needs of gravity will not be denied by my wanting a passion for life, five hundred feet to a perfect landing. I’ve got nothing holding me down, no one who wants to stick around, so I’ll throw myself on the mercy of the clouds. One hundred feet, pulling hard like a bird wing arched before a perch… fifty feet in a second. Thumping one foot, to the other, over compensating, misbalanced rolling lilted tilt. Tripping over my own feet rolling to a stop.

Dust settles around me on the landing field, looking straight up to where I just came from… I realized six minutes ago I was flying high in the sky at eleven thousand feet, scared of what happens next. Not worried about tomorrows yesterday, just living in the fleeting moments of life’s memory stored throughout histories of mistaken lessons learned.

I wait for a long pause, laying there in a puddle of thankful adrenaline, as I sat up to see the world as I always have… CRUNCH! Everything went black.

dream ripples Riding the my favorite horse flat out across the Michigan farm I’m thrown once again, left in the dust for dead dream ripples

An hour later… Waking up slowly to throbbing pain with people sitting down and standing up, maybe three or four, they say lay down in unison and as my spinning head returns to the pillow in agreement. What happened, husky voice crackles and shakes. When you sat up, another person landing… hit you, a pointed finger turns my attention to the person standing on the other side of the bed. Your lucky it wasn’t a guy… you would have been crushed. She stood in the light of the window, sun rays sparkled all around her as dust danced in the blades of crystal yellow white.

I’m so sorry… whispers a voice broken and choked with grief, gripping my hand that I hadn’t noticed. Blurry vision gives way to clearly see… an angels eye’s are focus so intently on mine, I can feel her penetrating me. Hours turned days, common in so many ways, we become accidental friends and lovers, bounded for Five Forever’s.

Happy Friday, Have a great weekend OG’s.

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Wonderful read…

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You tell a good story friend. :grin:

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what picture of mine is entered ? im not even sure i had any ones good enough lol

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“ this gets my vote! you killed that outdoor grow this year man!”, this is a community post. When a awesome OG like yourself has something to say about another OG, the community reads it along with the OG your talking about. Thank you for sharing your feelings openly with all of us.

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In honor of the sponsors, Thank you for your contributions.

Would you like to meet the sponsors?

@DougDawson

@Qtip

@Stevie1durr
https://overgrow.com/t/stevie1durr-s-trade-feedback/59497

@Floyd

@TopicalWave

@JohnnyPotseed

@Mr.Sparkle

Every one of these OG’s are just like you, joining together every revolution around the sun to OverGrow around the world.

Please consider joining the contest.

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I said kick in 120 beans, so 12 packs of 10, good?

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Sponsors are not required to provide more or less than any other sponsor, this community has thousands of strains available. It only requires 10 seeds of your own to become a sponsor, we are all equal in our sponsoring of this event. Your donation is very large already, I’m am honored by your support, Thank you for sharing.

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I was speaking about the 120 I told you I’d donate, is12 packs of 10 good?

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Thank YOU for helping push this community forward with your vision. I am honoured to have any small part. Role model to every OGer and people in general! :green_heart:

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My apology, yes that Is great, Thank you.

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@Qtip Thank you for the inspiration, if you had never reached out to ask how much I charge to have a character sketch… I would not have had the pleasure of meeting a fellow OG that is honest and forward thinking, a gardener, cannabis lover and outstanding person to know. Thanking for sharing your grow life with all of us on OverGrow. It is my honor to be OG with you.

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lol @Heliosphear … you sure do have a way with words cuz! Did you ever sell used cars by chance? :laughing: :wink: :+1: :pray:

If not, you missed a damn good opportunity

Just kidding cuz

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So just for folks who are curious, here is the list of prizes so far.

qtip

er x ppp 50
9#hammer x ppp 50
Dealer pack of Acapulco gold

Steveie1durr
1 - (10) reg photo Panama Garlic Haze F1 from @monkeyman (just assuming they are F1)
1 - (10) reg photo Oregon Huckleberry F2 from @Mongobongo
1 - (10) reg photo Deadband F2 from @Smokerheat
2 - (10) fem cbd Sebrings Revenge F4 from @Sebring
1 - (10) reg photo G13 Deepchunk F2 but no idea who gave them to me, was from OG
1 - (10) reg photo Aghani from Crop King Seeds (from before they started having issues)
1 - (10) reg photo Bruce Banner from Crop King Seeds (more resent)
1 - (10) Mosca Cherry White from @Mithridate
1 - (10) I’m not sure yet but I can certainly find 10 of something

Floyd

GG#4 x Gorilla Bubble (15 seeds)
Tomahawk x Gorilla Bubble (15 seeds)
GG#4 x Dreamcatcher (15 seeds)
C99, Peakseeds BC version (15 seeds)
GG#4 x C99 (15 seeds)

Heliosphear
G13xRomulan 10 seeds
Alien OG 10 seeds
Hindi good medicine 10 seeds
Super fruit 10 seeds

Topical Wave
1 pack of Zacatecas Tribute f2 from Green Mountain Sseds
1 pack of Chocolatina f2 from Exotic Genetix.
1 pack Purple Satellite x Big Sur Hollyweed

Mr Sparkle
12 packs of the trizzlers
1 pack Poisoned Rose Cookie Devil x Dark Spark

Johnny Potseed
120 Paralyzed Monster

Doug Dawson
100 or more mixed varieties.

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No to used cars, :rofl: butt… I write and draw everyday for OG’s to sell OverGrow… I guess I’m a community representative. :sunglasses: I’m increasing time for both, my writing is a natural talent like my artistic abilities are being put to the test with a strong push into the world of NTF’s to make cryptocurrency and use it to fund OverGrow and more event’s to build onto our already incredible community.

Thank you for your kind words.

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Good afternoon @moderators , I know this topic is pinned and says so in the top post but it is sinking down on the list for some reason? Any idea why? When I look now it is the 12th post instead of being up top with the other 2 pinned posts.

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Still open for entries?

My dawg back when he was all ears and paws.

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You have been added to entries, with a picture of your good friend. I have added your picture as the opening cover picture for this video, will take a couple hours to sync up.

OG pet pictures in video.
@Yetigrows @The_rosinfarm @Eno @ganjajuana @Ttystikk @dgtxxx @Muleskinner @neogitus @STIGGY @riahgorf_1 @Buzzer777 @Meesh @Doulovebeef @ITokealot @lazylightning @slo-mo12 @Baltimore @BogSeeds @Jaybeezy23 @OGpharmer @Schmokey @Llimona @tobedetermined @Prince @cogitech @SeymourGreen @George1961 @legalcanada @ReikoX @Calyxander @Swampthing @DankTank @Scissor-Hanz @Roux @Dee.S73 @Yarddog @toastyjakes @Ebud @Cobra50 (my condolences) @Mongobongo @buddylove @LED_Seedz

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Lol our meal for tonight, our anniversary so lady picked… smoked garlic and herb pork loin with veggie and shrimp skewers

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Mmmm I’d wanna eat it… just got my micro doses. Thank you for sharing, you have been added to entries. Seeyah when I seeyah, be good to yourself.

@toastyjakes Happy anniversary. :partying_face:

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