|The scaffolding on top of the building? That’s the trapeze school!
1. Climbing the 20 foot tall ladder to get to the platform – exacerbated by the fact that the trapeze structure sits on the roof of a building, making you three stories and 20 feet high in the air.
2. With your toes over the edge of the platform and your right hand on the bar you’re about to swing from, letting go with your left hand of the cable that is the only thing on your body holding you back from being pulled off the platform and into the air. Trusting the girl behind you (thanks, Abby!) to hold onto you until you’re ready to jump:
Put your left hand on the bar!
I don’t think that’s such a good idea, ABBY!
|Thanks for holding onto me, Abby. I owe you a fruit basket. Like, a big one.
3. Hearing the word “Hep!” telling you to JUMP. I heard it like five times before I actually jumped. There’s no turning back: certainly not down the aforementioned shaky 20 foot ladder (shudder) unless you JUMP. Once you jump, there is free-flying and wind and sun and the rush of swaying in the breeze. But until you jump, Abby is holding onto you waiting to release you to gravity’s mercy.
|This is the “greatest of ease” part. WHEEE!