[LMB] OT: cave diving

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Wed Aug 21 20:11:21 BST 2019

While I've never had problems with heights at all, I can sympathize with
people who do.

When I had my apartment building, one day I was up on the roof trying to
clean out the stupid rain gutters, and some of my tenants came up and saw
me up there.  They had fits at the sight, and when I told them everything
was all right, they called my brother.  John got ahold of me a few days
later and said that if he found out I was clambering around on roofs again,
he'd come back to Iowa and kick my ass hard.

Of course, I was standing on the edge of the roof, calmly looking down.  I
was perfectly safe, but my tenants were the sort of people who are
terrified of heights.

On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 12:01 PM Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 11:24 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > ... But I'd be really shaky until I got one finger touching the string
> > that I was
> > hanging the artwork on. I just need that point to give me balance. I...
> >
> > But when I went up in a hot-air balloon, expecting to spend the whole
> > flight
> > with my eyes shut - it was AWESOME!  I was looking right down over the
> side
> > of the basket and loving every moment, watching everything with no
> problems
> > at all. I have no idea why the hot-air balloon was so wonderful, when
> > normally
> > heights make me freeze, or shake. Was it the silence? Or just the sense
> of
> > one-ness with the air?
> > --
> >
> Did you have both hands on the side of the basket? Not a death-grip, just
> for balance.
> That would probably anchor you enough to trick your brain into thinking you
> are securely planted, no panic needed.
> Sylvia
> who touches the wall when walking in a narrow space.
> I thought I was the only one.
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