Post by FurPaw Post by Chakolate Post by Mickey
you must be describing the "canopy" tours. you wear a harness and
glide along wires going from platform to platform. basically the "me
tarzan you jane" imitation. NOT FOR ME! i want to see the sights but
i'm afraid of heights and it just wouldn't work. i will give the
aerial tram a try....i can always hold on to the hubby for dear life
if it's that bad to me.
<grin> I know what you mean. I can go as high as anybody, as long as my
legs don't actually have to move. More than a couple of feet off the
ground and my knees develop a mind of their own.
I went through a phase where every time I found myself on a bridge
or a roof, my stomach would start doing flip-flops. I even started
disliking glass elevators!
But last weekend we went to a production (Taiwanese Acrobats) and
sat in the front row of the balcony. I tested myself - standing up,
the railing hit me mid-thigh, and I didn't feel even a twitch.
Maybe I'm over it?
Don't assume too quickly that you're the kind of person who can't
stand heights. It's a trainable thing. With repeated exposure your
fear reduces. Long absence from heights brings it back.
My wife always refused to believe me on this, but in our previous
grand house she formed a very strong ambition to paint the very
elaborate decorative cornice between wall and 13 foot high ceiling in
a grand room. I put up two big ladders with a plank between them to
walk along. To begin with she was scared to stand on the plank and
refused to let go of the ladder with one hand. It took a great deal of
coaxing from me to persuade her to persevere in the face of serious
fear, which she regarded as a fixed property of her mind of body.
After a week of doing some every day she was listening to pop music
and bouncing up and down in the middle of the plank in time to the
music, just for fun, part of the fun being scaring her friends :-)
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