Monday, June 04, 2007

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Current mood: resigned

Category: Romance and Relationships

To save his life, hiker cuts off arm

Pinned by an 800-pound boulder in a narrow canyon, the outdoorsman resorts to drastic steps.

Compiled from Times wires © St. Petersburg Times published May 3, 2003

Hiking his way through a 3-foot-wide section of Utah's Blue John Canyon, Aron Ralston had no warning before the giant boulder shifted onto him, pinning his right arm in a crack in the canyon wall.

He had been stuck for four days when his water ran out. On the sixth day, the 27-year-old mountain climber knew there was only one way he could survive.
Using a pocketknife, Ralston cut off his own arm.


I recently ended a relationship with a man I was living with. Separating from him was excruciatingly painful and absolutely necessary.

Love had nothing to do with it. He was the love of my life, but I had to cut him loose. Cutting off my arm would have been easier.

It's amazing what we're capable of doing when we find ourselves in a hopeless situation.