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I’m Free… Free Falling into nothing

July 8, 2007

O.K.

Ginger Girl ticks off one more item from her list of things to do before she dies.

This weekend, Ginger rejected sitting inside walls,
Ginger went up into the sky and had a great fall
.

From 9000 ft.

Let me attempt to describe this. No amount of imagination can prepare you for what you experience there.

Words are not enough to understand what you have no time to feel when you are mid air.

You tumble out of the plane into nothingness.
There are no defined lines – you don’t know where the sky starts or earth ends.
Everything is one blur – it’s the color of noise.
You are hurtling towards the earth and you see desert and sea everywhere below you
The air pressure pulls the skin back from your face and roars in your ears…..
You cannot breathe for those seconds of free fall.
It lasts for 30 seconds, feels like 30 years.

You cannot believe that you are actually crazy enough to do this. Jump out of a plane.

Then when it’s over, you look back at the sky and promise yourself you will do this again.

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(Yep…thats the plane my Dive Master and I jumped out of.)

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9 comments

  1. Was this Pennsylvania? [This happens to be on my list of things-to-do as well]


  2. OH MY GOD YOU WENT SKYDIVING!!!! WHERE, WHEN, HOW?
    I WANNA TOO. GOTTA. HAFTA. YOUKNOWHOWITIS…
    OMG OMG OMG!!!

    Very happy for u, but envious too. And great description. Very vivid… felt like i was there too dropping from the plane…


  3. 😀


  4. OMG
    what if it takes you londer than it should to figure out everything so that you can pull the string to let parachute out?

    will do this before I have babies…


  5. oh wowwww…..
    I wish…


  6. AWESOME
    i alway wanted to jump without the intention of dying
    😛


  7. * Guys – I swear! go and do this…worth every second you spend and every penny you invest.

    * Brad – It’s not USA

    * Taraa, Byker7, S, – 😀 It really is wowwwww as S says

    * Ailya – Its a tandem jump. They cannot let you off without someone who knows how to jump. Coz its got a lot of things – how to jump out,how and when to open the parachute, how to roll/rotate mid-air. how to manoeuvre the parachute, how to land without hurting yourself, etc…. So you do a jump together. you are harnessed to the expert.

    * Anki – Everyone jumps without that intention! If you wanta jump with the intention, might as well not carry a parachute ! 🙂


  8. Ohh I envy u soooooo much! I also wanna do that. The jump of a lifetime 🙂


  9. WOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEe!!!!!! YOU GO GIRL !!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW COOL IS THIS?!??!!!



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