Heights, You Say?

It was the summer of about 2005. Our family was traveling between Denver and Santa Fe with several overnights. We were touring Mesa Verde National Park in southwest Colorado. It was a beautiful summer day.

My daughter Courtney and son-in-law Alex had not yet become parents. Chad was about fifteen years old. The park was serenely beautiful.

We reached a location in the guided tour that was a point of no return for my family. Ladders were needed to reach the next level of adobes.

It was a little disconcerting to me as I have had a fear of heights as far back as I can remember. I began climbing one ladder as Chad began climbing the ladder to my right. The next level was about a fifty to seventy five foot climb.

When I reached the second level I was exhilarated that I had momentarily overcome my fear. Chad turned to me with a pained look and said, “Dad, your ladder was shaking all the way to the top!”

H. Robert Rubin, best-selling, Amazon memoirist and author of Look Backward Angel, How Did I Get Through This? and Please Save the Third Dance for Me , all available on Amazon.

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