[LMB] OT: cave diving

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Aug 21 21:20:40 BST 2019



> On Aug 21, 2019, at 9:24 AM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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?

Two factors:

1.   When you’re high enough, it doesn’t seem like you’re high.   That “down there” is not relatable to what you normally fall on.
2.   You’r


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