I have a fear of losing control. I have a fear of being helpless. I have a fear of not having my feet firmly on the ground.
No, literally! I hate being suspended, or hovering, or not being able to see my safety net. It’s terrifying!
Gusseted by my brave friend, and the sugar high from a Sprinkles cupcake, I boarded the Roosevelt Island Tram, despite having snapped this picture while it was stopped and swinging violently to and fro:
Ah, but it was smoother than expected! Making a huge case for conquering fears. Sometimes it pays off to take a leap of faith and try the things that make us nervous.
The views were the ultimate payoff, and it’s not that high, after all.