It’s no big secret that I suck as relaxing and I as doing my fair share of being anxious last night as my cousin and I hit the fair. I didn’t reaally want to go but once we did and were on the rides, I had a lot of fun. It’s hard to think about how tired you are when you’re whipping around, moving back and forth or in giant circles. Adrenaline just takes over.
Although I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go on the Ring of Fire–although I’d been on it before-we climbed in. The design ensures that you pause upside down at some points and it was during these points that I felt immensely relaxed. After all, there is NO use trying to think about anything else when you’re upside down; it’s not like you can do anything about it. And everything is literally out of your control. Either the ride returns to normal and you go on with your life and it doesn’t: you die. There’s nothing to do but surrender to the moment and surrender I did, peacefully quiet while others around me screamed (or sobbed).
Yea, I’m like that.