Stairways to..........? (Part One)

in life •  21 days ago

I've had a thing with stairs,

ever since I was a little boy.

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Starting as soon as I was old enough

to go down a set of stairs by myself, perhaps from the age of 3 or 4, I had an unconquerable urge. The urge was to jump, from the highest stair that I could, down to the bottom landing.

My room was on the second floor

of our north Toronto home ("north" only for that time - it would be considered fairly "south" Toronto nowadays LOL. Even our little home from those days was torn down long ago and replaced with a monster home on the, by now, prime Toronto real estate). Beginning as a toddler, I wanted to jump at least the last couple of steps, and 5 or 6 steps by the time I was five.

This infuriated my father for some reason.

I was told to go back upstairs and to come down one step at time. And, if on my way back down, I "forgot", and once again jumped from the last few steps up, I was commanded to go up and down the stairs one hundred times slowly and one step at a time.
Thus began a battle of wills :-)

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Who's to say now

if his concern was for my safety - or perhaps just because he didn't think that it was the "proper" thing to do. At any rate, my toddler self felt that it was an intolerable imposition upon my free will, LoL.

My supreme confidence knew that this would never happen to me:

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As you can perhaps imagine,

I spent a good portion of my formative years going up and down a stairway 100 (and sometime 500) times!

Was my toddler self a rebel just for kicks?

Or was I learning something for the coming crypto battles

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I can't remember now

how the matter eventually resolved. I suspect that the tension left the conflict when my father began traveling a lot on business and was not home so much.

My mother, not being so strict about that sort of thing,

sometimes I was able to indulge my toddler follies freely. And eventually I matured a little and learned not to do it when Dad was at home. Now, a lifetime later, my knees will no longer take it anyway. So the matter is resolved from my end. I don't, however, know what my father would have to say about it, LoL.

Was it all a waste of time?

Should I attribute my strong heart in my old age to those early aerobics?

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  • please stay tuned for the exciting Part Two of "Stairways to.................?"
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Stairway to Heaven? (Stay tuned for an exciting Part Two to find out!)

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ouzo and out,
@onceuponatime

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I think your father trained you for...

Obedience (to God will)

In speaking of Christ’s humility, Saint Paul said that Jesus was obedient to God His Father “unto death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2.8). In truth, Jesus obeyed God in all that He did.

For I have come down from heaven, not to do my will, but the will of Him who sent me. And this is the will of Him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that He has given me, but raise it up on the last day (Jn 6.38–39).

All that Jesus has and is, He has received from God the Father. From all eternity, the Son has listened to the Father in order to do His work and to accomplish His will. The will of God is that the Son should become a man, take up the sins of the world and die in the flesh in order to raise the dead that “nothing would be lost.” Jesus has accomplished this in divine and perfect obedience, giving the example to all.

My father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou wilt . . . if this cannot pass until I drink it, Thy will be done (Mt 26.39, 42).

There is no degradation in obedience to God, nothing shameful or demeaning. On the contrary, to do the will of God is glory and life. It is the highest dignity of man, his greatest joy and delight (cf. Ps 119). It is the way of perfection for all, even for the man Jesus Himself.

Although He was a Son, He learned obedience through what He suffered, and being made perfect He became the source of salvation to all who obey Him (Heb 5.8–9).

Disobedience to God and His Son Jesus Christ is the source of all sin. Refusal to submit to God in all things is the cause of all sorrow and death. Those who hear the Gospel and fail to enter into the eternal rest of God, do so only “because of disobedience” (Heb 5–6, cf. Deut 4.29–31).

In the Orthodox spiritual tradition, obedience is a basic virtue: obedience to the Lord, to the Gospel, to the Church (Mt 18.17), to the leaders of the Church (Heb 13.7), to one’s parents and elders, to “every ordinance of man” (1 Pet 2.13, Rom 13.1), “to one another out of reverence for Christ” (Eph 6.21). There is no spiritual life without obedience, no freedom or liberation from sinful passions and lusts. To submit to God’s discipline in all of its human forms, is the only way to obtain “the glorious liberty of the children of God” (Rom 8.21). God disciplines us as His children out of His great love for us. “He disciplines us for our good, that we might share His holiness” (cf. Heb 12.3–11). Our obedience to God’s commandments and discipline is the exclusive sign of our love for Him and His Son.

He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.… If a man loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and we will come and make our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me (Jn 14.21–24).

"The urge was to jump, from the highest stair that I could, down to the bottom landing."

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I still do that and my mum freaks out but when she isn't around its just me and my ninja skills LOL

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Hey Brother, your post is very well-arranged @onceuponatime 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

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Tell me that part 2 isn't about jumping compounds walls and climbing buildings

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Part Two is about "stairways."

OK, check this one out from my 2 year ago post.

Source: Do NOT elevate... Step on it instead (my 2nd post)
OR this 268 steps in Lantau Island to climb 6 months ago.

to the High Five.

Source: 📷✈️#BeautifulSunday Up, up and away to Big Buddha 😎 | 向上。向上去。找大佛 - HK013

Ouzo and out. Nice touch.

That last pic is really bizarre. I want to say it is a plant stand, but it is so thin?

I know you're referring to them as stairs.

So confusing. :)

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"So confusing. :)"

ouzo and out ;-)

Great story! I enjoyed it a lot! I too have a weird relationship with stairs. Had an accident in my teenage years at school which left me with a strange left knee (no serious injury though) but whenever I find myself in front of a big stairway I see a challenge. So if you see a weird guy going up or down the stairs next to where there is also probably an escalator, well probable that's me! Anyway, thanks for the story looking forward for part 2! Cheers!!

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I think you will enjoy Part Two :-)

Was it a waste of time? Absolutely not! This picture sprung to mind reading your post:

Little changes can add up to a lot and taking the stairs should be encouraged at a time where we have massive obesity issues in the developed world!

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Yes, I have seen that picture before. I'm sure that it says something about our civilization - I'm just not exactly sure what :-)

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Lazy Sapiens

My male friend house stairs, he is a lightweight personality, there are so many things in his house which make every person very attractive and planning for Italy and bringing these things to his house.

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he made several stairs in her entire house.

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I think the stairs are really interesting because these rooms are very beautiful symbols for the house.

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Your boyfriend sounds like a "keeper"!

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@onceuponatime Actually he's a male friend.

And the thing that you say is like the keeper, I really mean to say that there are some stairs in my male friend's house.

Hopefully you understand the matter clearly now.

I've enjoyed a lot of fun and laughed at the words that you said to me. ;D

Edited Done ;)

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I guessed that, because almost all "boyfriends" are males :-)

I used to do that too when I was a kid, jump some couple of stairs, and as I jumped I kept counting to see if I can increase the number I jumped some other time. If I am not doing that while using the stairs then I will slide off the stair railings. It was really fun then but risky, I was only enjoying the fun part of it. Happy I never got a major scar.

I like “stairway to heaven?” picture! I’m into stairs Es well. In my house I have a lot of stairs. I take about 1000 each day by being butler to my family. No worries, I’m documenting everything.
Here is my latest obsession with stairs from my recent stair trip.
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There's something mystical about stairs!

Haha, I really enjoyed reading your stairways story part 1 and I'm very happy to read what your father did to you whenever you've tried to kick your rebel 😉
And you may now a great man with huge patience in your soul ❤️
From where did you find accurate songs to the situations? I'm not the person who watch full songs, but this song and the last song you posted maybe it was like "you can't roller skate in a buffalo yard" I watched complete of them and enjoyed 😜
Now eagerly waiting for part 2 of stairways story.
Stay blessed Sir.
PS: My upvote not worth anything but I upvoted it.

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A song will play a big part in Part Two. Stay "tuned" :-)

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I am, Sir. I am :-)

It's Our office stairs 😍

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Last few days ago, one of my colleagues quickly went downstairs and stumbled.

My colleague had to take a break for at least two weeks because he had a lot of injury on his neck and back and the CEO of our company gave him a ridiculous name. 😅 😝

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That's a beautiful staircase!

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These stairs in our office are very old, when our office was established, right after the very exact time, we are still using these stairs and stairs are very good. 😊

I still remember that I used to take as many stair steps in one time when I was a kid. When I managed to go 3 steps at a time, I was the luckiest girl on earth. :D

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You are still one of the luckiest girls on earth :-)

Is @twiceuponatime back?

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I personally have not heard from him. But other people have told me that he has been spotted here and there, around and about.

@onceuponatime, Don't worry man...you can do it....Thinking most powerfully about your age. You're a most powerful man in this platform.
You've massive power and massive strength.
So don't get other mind. You have stand up stairs.

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I wasn't worried. Must be you :-)

Your story is really a strange kind of curiosity story. In life also like this. Even if we get up step by step, i think it is too strong.

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It's not too strong if you add enough water to the ouzo :-)

Stairways to Hell
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Ultimate destination for almost every human. LOL

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Are you the Pied Piper?

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I can't tell you the answer!!

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We all must follow these Stairways to save Mankind.

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To save Mankind from what?

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From Man's Hate.

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Who do you hate?

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Myself!?

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So it seems that we actually need to save Mankind from you :-)

You won't believe that first 10.years of my life i lived in a house who was on the second floor. Many times i fell.down when i was a kd.

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As long as you always got back up..............................

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Yeah you fall down and than you get up. It is the phenomenun of life

No it was not wastage of time. It was a practice that made you a stronger man. Staira are usualy used to go upward in our life. Stairs help us to make a successful person. Stairs tells us that if we step up one step it mean we solve our one problem and we come closer to the success.

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Maybe, but I was going down the stairs, not up, when these little rebellions of mine manifested.

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Yes brother. I agree with you. Ups and down are part of the life. But stair are up or in down always teach us something

Great story, can't wait to read what comes next with this one...

Namaste :)

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Stay tuned then :-)

Stairway to Heaven? i do not want to go with stairway... it is too far..
I prefer the elevator!!!
do you want to go with stairway?
how many hours you will need to reach the gates of paradise with stairway?? :p

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The sooner you start climbing, the sooner you will arrive - I guess,

There are different stairs to take in life just like to a step to success, on the stair to success, it actually a step at the time to reach our goals in life through determination and a lot of commitment just like a stair to heaven which require you keeping God's commandments.

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Let's all step up and take that first step to cross the step stones on our path to destiny.

@onceuponatime, the staircase is very big lesson to every genius that life is step by step, failure to adhere to the simple rules and go on jumping 10 steps at a time, you face the consequences of getting some injury.

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I've always been willing to face the consequences of my actions.

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@onceuponatime, that act and decision alone is what makes you a man.

to beable to face the consequences of your actions.

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No, not just that. It takes a couple of other things too "-)

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@onceuponatime, absolutely, but that, is included, because not all men can withstand the consequences of their actions

Taking care of yourself is the best option, it happens as the civilization, as a rule, stronger always servive.

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I thought that "stronger always servive" was the law of the jungle, not the rule of civilization.

@onceuponatime, the staircase are sometimes scary to many but the truth is that for your parents to have stopped you from climbing is not that they hate you but it's for your own sake because they think you have no much knowledge of the consequences but at the point you are grown up, they believe you know what is good and bad, but if you still insist in doing it, your decision then becomes your destiny

will love to here from you on the subsequent updates.

THANKS FOR SHARING

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OK. I will reveal all in Part Two.

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My grandmother made this staircase for my house, she is dead now, but her stairs are now in my room as her idol.

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Very nice of your grandmother to do that!

Stairs give me shivers when I get down!! Wish you a happy life :D

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I'm happy climbing the stairs of life.

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Yeah you should be! Wish you luck dear

I grown up in big one ' s level house so stairs for me was something different, with enigma ,something with majesty...I cant explain this...

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Don't even try then :-)

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:)
But your post....why...? It is strange ...would you better write about the roof...there ' s nothing strange about it !
:)

As a toddler I feared heights and stairs, obviously I'm suprised you love them, did you watch super hero movies growing up? I could say they may be a reason too why you love stairs lol

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I want to star in my own super hero movie LoL.

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Hahahaha well we can call you STAIRMAN for start, well climbing stairs to save humanity

The rebellion of a child when there is no logical way to explain a norm that does not make any sense. Do not miss that beautiful habit.

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Step up to the bat.

If I comprehended correctly , you compare your up and down the stairs with the up and down of cryptos' market and and your dad unconsciously was preparing you to be patient about it?

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How would I know? :-)
I'd ask him, but his mind is pretty well gone.

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oufff !!! Sry to read that...

I think every child has that part in their life of taking several steps on the stairs haha, I did it at my school and I had the bad luck of breaking my arm.

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That was your fault, then. You shouldn't be climbing stairs with your arms :-)

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hahaha with my arms I never went up the stairs it was just that I fell and unfortunately, I fell on the

Everyone goes through this period of time, and we all spend our in going up.and down stairs, but i think.its a great practice to make you more stronger i think?

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Try not to think. Feel!

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Feelings are always painfull :'(

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Maybe you're doing it wrong :-)

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No man! I Am saying it with my experience :( it hurta it always hurts 😢😢😢

You have been an allusion to, live like we climbed the stairs to the other one higher. Take a leisurely but stay focused. Take the stairs we were good and able to deliver us to a good end.
This journey of life, such as climbing stairs. We have to go up the ladder gradually. We climbed the ladder with a casual but stay focused. Relaxed because there's all the time we step and in order not to slip. Focus because in the stairway, we must still choose a good ladder corresponding to the direction of our destination.

Jump to the ladder of life is relaxed. When you are tired, rest for a moment, not asleep. After that step we follow it to ascend to the next ladder. Ride to the next ladder means valuing ourselves. Ride to the next ladder means we are unruly. Ride to the next stairs mean we deserve to get what we expect. But don't be – due care ... because who would have thought there will be gravel or anything that could be dropping us toward the very bottom of the ladder.

Jump to the ladder of life is focused. Walk following the direction of the stairs you are correct. The rise and continued up the stairs you by continuing to step up. Go up the stairs to our lives. Never glanced at the stairs of others so that causes us to want to move up the ladder the others. Our ladder is ours. Make the stairs we climb the ladder well and is able to deliver us to a good end.

Thanks for this @onceuponatime

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That sounds a little like a google translate of some dream within a dream.

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forgive me, if my english is ugly
I would like to ask you about Scam, Spam, Pishing and Hiaxif you do not mind visiting my latest post for a little opinion
Thank @onceuponatime

Going up the stairs might be an exercise for knee strength, indeed for a small child it may be a bit dangerous but with the safety it can be a useful exercise for the future.
Thanks to your story @onceuponatime

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Safety is highly overrated.

Nice post , good job , carry on .

Your post is always different i follow your blog everytime , your post is so helpful . I always inspire of your post on my steem work . Thank you for sharing @onceuponatime

Keep good work of every time ...

I can now figure out where you are going to, or so I think. "Stairway to Heaven?"

No shortcuts.

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Why No shortcuts?

You took the shortcut of commenting without upvoting my post :-)

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Oh! so sorry. That should be sleep of the eye. I repent and did justice.

I remember as a child towards the same. Maybe there is a lesson in all this, but definitely at that moment my mind said that it was more fun and fun to jump the steps.

Today is the last day of the week and I like dozens of weekend fishing.

There was a village named Rosario near our city where I was giving a fish, suddenly there were some stairs in front of my eyes, like the cameras, I liked the stairs,These stairs were located on the opposite side of where I was at your side, when I saw these, I went to the stairs and walked on them and enjoyed some time, I had a lot of fun and enjoyable time But since the stairs are in the water and near the bottom of the water, if the stairs of the stairs were too much slippery to be preserved properly then these stairs would have been better for some days and would love to see it better.

Really sir beautiful photos.
You so great man really.
You my most choice man.... best of luck

What an interesting and dangerous fixation. I remember reading somewhere that most injuries that happen in the home (indoors) are on stairs. But they are necessary part of buildings and can be very beautiful too.

its really very creatical for you when your age only 3-4 years.this age you going this stairs for properly.but my house not a small.its a big house my country one of them.my house stairs really very dangerous when i am up and down doing this stairs.i hope that,you all the best your future house.hopefully its being peacefull.my dear friend. @onceuponatime very well done.take care yourself and best of luck of your great work..

That childish activity is now one of the memories that you can think of .Well don't know it is a waste of time or not but we all have had this kind of wishes just to see from which stairs we could jump more but as of your case it kind of was too tense ;)

Well childhood is indeed a great part where memories are the most amazing thing for us !

i think you can do it.

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So much stairs made me remember the last season of Channel Zero series.

very nice words, and also a very touching story, because behind all that has a happiness. I think you have a very nice childhood life, and your story is also very funny, not everyone in this world has a beautiful childhood life. When I was a kid, my life was not beautiful, I lived in the village, and my family had many shortcomings about the material, because my parents were just a farmer.

I always remember, when other kids are having birthdays, they always celebrate with luxury, and get very nice presents from their parents, but I never feel that. That's what I always remember until now. I think you have a very happy life. Thanks for sharing @onceuponatime, and hopefully you have a wonderful day... :) lol

Wow, it's a beautiful photo. amazing collection. thanks sir.

You know what I was doing? I was sliding down with my butt on the handle of the stairs! That was fun and dangerous!! ^^
So looking forward to read part 2...

it is a beautiful Stairways

Most welcome sir
Amazing photos and philosophy.

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Most welcome to steemit job...

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Most welcome to steemit job...

well sometime you just need to do the super hero landing ;p

Thanks for the post @onceuponatime. Very interesting. And I love that first shot of the staircase. Very unique

Its funny, I seem to have the same struggles with my son now. He is 17 but the willpower is the same. It is a fine line to be caring for their safety versus just being demanding.

In my early childhood days I was getting so much scared with stair and I used to start crying and my mother then used to take care of me and after a long long time I am reading a story related to stairs. These days stairs are not that scary though, but I have a passive feeling about the stair even at the time of writing this comment.

Your post is always thought provoking and has impact on people positively!
Looking at the comment section! You have attracted lots of creative and entertaining people!
That’s just show this platform is quite unique!

Waiting to see where the stairway will be leafing to...!
Your strong will is a gift from heaven that has grown up and evolved into your staying power!

Cheers.

Video attached in the post is very good and waiting for new post about stairs @onceuponatime

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I like your philosophy. Photos are awesome. thank you so much for sharing

I was jumping down the stairs, too. I remember I tried to make some sort of jumping records. I was lucky I did not break my leg(s) doing that!

Inspiring, keep it up