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Languorous Lass

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on: August 25, 2021, 09:05:00 PM
Cast of Wonders 463: Loving the Falls

• Author: Marie Vibbert
• Narrator: Kat Kourbeti
• Host: Katherine Inskip
• Audio Producer: Jeremy Carter
• Artist: Alexis Goble

"Loving the Falls" is a Cast of Wonders original.

Click here to listen to Episode 463

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Show Notes

An incomplete selection of support organizations:

The Trevor Project
SAVE
Papyrus
Samaritans
Open Counseling


I was in love with falling water. If I stared at a waterfall long enough, it pulled me to jump in. I could read the signs about sharp rocks and imagine the looks of disapproval that warned me against it, but I was always going to give in some day. I did, in my senior year of high school, during the spring flood. The vitality of the river was over-the-top, the surface all surge and deft scoops. I imagined it’d be like sliding on silk, or caramel, or running my body over God’s six-pack abs.

It wasn’t.


Tags:  accidents, Alexis Goble, change, death, families, identity, immortality, Jeremy Carter, Kat Kourbeti, Katherine Inskip, Marie Vibbert, misunderstood, personality, resurrection, risk-taking, suicide, waterfalls, young adult fiction