years ago i went skydiving. it was my first time. it was a tandem line jump which meant that the ripcord automatically pulled after 5 seconds. seems like a short moment… but it’s not. it was perhaps the most freeing experience of my life. to jump out into the welcoming blue sky 1000’s of metres up. i won’t say it’s like flying, more like drifting peacefully. birds flying by wondering what i was doing alongside them.
the serenity was palpable.
the silence engulfing.