Free Falling

How would it feel to let go and fall? Plummeting down towards the ground, with no rope to hold and no cushion to break the fall. The air rushing up and left and right, pushing your body around as if it were a bag of feathers. How would those few seconds feel, when you know for sure that life as you know it will end? Will you cringe? Will you cry? Will the past flash by your mind or will the mind be too terrified to think about the past and especially the future? Sins from the past- will they haunt the final moments. Could it, otherwise, be a screenplay of happy thoughts and fond memories?

It must be bliss to know that this cycle of physicality will be done with. It must feel like heaven to be weightless and unfettered by the chains of life. Perhaps there will be a prayer said, thanking the heavens for the relief that's rushing towards you. A final sigh and a final phew, just before the wind gets blown out of your lungs for the last time. A crunching, sickening sound and you are a non-entity.

Lest you think otherwise, I ought to mention that I am not feeling suicidal :-). I do have this weird tendency to fantasize about falling down or letting things fall whenever I am looking down from a height. Fortunately I don't have that kind of tolerance for pain, so I will never try free-falling probably not even if it's bungee-jumping.


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4 comments:

  1. Vijay Says:

    cool dude! i love to free fall!

    was just fantasizing about BASE jumping couple of days back :)

    just did it a couple of months back...not exactly a free fall, but its like u r tied to one of a pendulum and u just swing like a superman! :) it would have been about 3 stories high! it was amazing!!!

  2. Anu Says:

    I'm scared of heights too :-)

    what happened Biju? Your posts offlate seem to be "falling and running". Is everything ok?

  3. Preethika Says:

    Something's gone wrong somewhere.......

  4. Sunita Says:

    I have sky-jumped and the feeling is awesome. The thing is the free fall lasts for a minute and a half before the parachute comes up and the wind gushing in your face just dries up your mouth and shouting or screaming or even facial expressions are all so difficult.
    The fear is only before you jump from the plane at 15000 feet high, once you are done its blissful :).